Reynolds named for Souths v Panthers

South Sydney halfback Adam Reynolds has been named to face Penrith in Friday night’s NRL clash, despite suffering concussion last start.

Reynolds was taken off in the 24th minute of the Rabbitohs’ 20-8 win over Manly after bumping his head on the hip of Feleti Mateo.

His early exit meant the 24-year-old went pointless in a game for the first time in his NRL career.

But Reynolds was on Tuesday named at No.7 for the round 17 match at Pepper Stadium, with Alex Johnston to play at fullback while Greg Inglis is on State of Origin duty.

The Panthers, meanwhile, are unchanged from their 23-point victory over the Wests Tigers.

Cronulla will also run out the same side that beat North Queensland last start for their battle against Manly at Brookvale Oval on Sunday.

Michael Ennis remains at hooker, but whether he plays will depend on the outcome of Wednesday’s NRL judiciary hearing.

Halfback Daly Cherry-Evans will line up for the Sea Eagles after being dropped by Queensland for the Origin decider, joining Willie Mason, who makes his return from a virus on an extended bench.

North Queensland have been forced to make a number of changes for the match against St George Illawarra, with four players – Johnathan Thurston, Matt Scott, Michael Morgan and James Tamou – missing through Origin commitments.

Ray Thompson returns from a broken cheekbone at No.7, while Robert Lui has been recalled to play five-eighth.

Yaw Kiti Glymin is in line to make his NRL debut after being named to replace Dylan Farrell on the wing for the Dragons, who welcome back hooker Mitch Rein from suspension.

Origin stars Josh Dugan and Trent Merrin have been replaced directly at fullback and on the bench by Jason Nightingale and Nathan Green.

Dene Halatau and Manaia Cherrington return to the Wests Tigers line-up following Robbie Farah and Aaron Woods’ selection in NSW’s squad.

Halatau will captain the side against Parramatta after missing last round through a groin injury.

Nathan Milone replaces Tim Simona, who hurt his ankle in Sunday’s loss to the Panthers.

Ryan Morgan will shift to centre for the Eels in the absence of Will Hopoate, while David Gower is shifted to the bench with Manu Ma’u returning from suspension.

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