Felise Kaufusi has returned to the Dolphins’ line-up for Sunday’s clash with two-time premiers the Panthers, while Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow is slated to back up from the final Origin match.
Kaufusi will return from a week off with concussion at Kayo Stadium after missing the Dolphins’ 23-21 victory over the Titans that has steadied their finals campaign.
He slots straight into the second row alongside Connelly Lemuelu, with Kenny Bromwich to start at prop with his brother Jesse.
Tabuai-Fidow has been named in the centres considering he comes through tomorrow night’s Origin dead rubber, with Kodi Nikorima to play fullback.
Valynce Te Whare has been named on the extended interchange list.
Anthony Milford will again play in an impact role from the bench, a ploy that worked sensationally after he came on at halftime to spark the Dolphins to victory on Sunday.
Josh Kerr is unlucky to drop to 18th man after a busy stint against the Titans.
Sunday’s game will kick off at the Dolphins’ spiritual home ground at 4:05pm.
Match: Dolphins v Panthers
Round 20 -
Fullback for Dolphins is number 1 Kodi NikorimaFullback for Panthers is number 1 Dylan Edwards
Winger for Dolphins is number 2 Jamayne IsaakoWinger for Panthers is number 2 Sunia Turuva
Centre for Dolphins is number 3 Euan AitkenCentre for Panthers is number 3 Izack Tago
Centre for Dolphins is number 4 Hamiso Tabuai-FidowCentre for Panthers is number 21 Tyrone Peachey
Winger for Dolphins is number 19 Valynce Te WhareWinger for Panthers is number 22 Tom Jenkins
Five-Eighth for Dolphins is number 16 Anthony MilfordFive-Eighth for Panthers is number 6 Jarome Luai
Halfback for Dolphins is number 7 Sean O'SullivanHalfback for Panthers is number 7 Jack Cogger
Prop for Dolphins is number 8 Jesse BromwichProp for Panthers is number 8 Moses Leota
Hooker for Dolphins is number 9 Harrison GrahamHooker for Panthers is number 9 Mitch Kenny
Prop for Dolphins is number 15 Mark NichollsProp for Panthers is number 10 James Fisher-Harris
2nd Row for Dolphins is number 11 Felise Kaufusi2nd Row for Panthers is number 11 Scott Sorensen
2nd Row for Dolphins is number 12 Connelly Lemuelu2nd Row for Panthers is number 18 Zac Hosking
Lock for Dolphins is number 13 Ray StoneLock for Panthers is number 19 Matthew Eisenhuth
Interchange for Dolphins is number 6 Isaiya KatoaInterchange for Panthers is number 14 Soni Luke
Interchange for Dolphins is number 10 Kenneath BromwichInterchange for Panthers is number 15 Lindsay Smith
Interchange for Dolphins is number 14 Herman Ese'eseInterchange for Panthers is number 16 Spencer Leniu
Interchange for Dolphins is number 17 Jarrod WallaceInterchange for Panthers is number 17 Jaeman Salmon
Replacement for Dolphins is number 18 Josh KerrReplacement for Panthers is number 20 Luke Garner
- Referee: Todd Smith
- Touch Judge: Wyatt Raymond
- Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
- Senior Review Official: Adam Gee