The Warriors have named Kieran Foran on an extended bench for their NRL clash with St George Illawarra.
Ten months after his last game, Kieran Foran is set to make his NRL return after being named on an extended New Zealand Warriors bench for Sunday night's away clash with St George Illawarra.
The five-eighth has not played since May due to a season-ending shoulder injury at an ill-fated Parramatta stint and personal issues.
He was cleared by the NRL to make his Warriors debut last round but was ruled out with the niggling shoulder complaint.
However, the wait may finally be over for the once troubled playmaker.
The Warriors - who also welcome back skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (concussion) - will be tempted to inject Foran against an unchanged Dragons after slumping to a 1-3 season.
It would set the stage for a mouth watering Warriors spine of Foran, Shaun Johnson, Issac Luke and Tuivasa-Sheck.
"He's got a couple of things to tick off with protocol on his shoulder but all being well he's going to be available for selection," Warriors assistant Steve McNamara said of the Kiwi international.
Cronulla named ex-Penrith rake James Segeyaro in their 21-man squad for Saturday's clash with Parramatta before his contract has officially been registered.
Segeyaro was cleared to train with the Sharks just last week as the club and the NRL negotiated a release from English club Leeds, where the hooker was still under contract for another two seasons.
Eels playmaker Corey Norman (hamstring) returns but Jeff Robson has been named as cover.
Penrith backrower Bryce Cartwright (ankle) is back for Friday night's home clash with an unchanged Newcastle.
For the injury-hit Gold Coast, ex-Sydney Roosters centre Dale Copley will make his Titans debut - along with ex-Brisbane winger Daniel Vidot - in Saturday's clash with North Queensland.
The NRL had blocked Copley from playing last week.
Another Titans signing, Chris Grevsmuhl, was not named.
This week he signed a two-year Titans deal just four months after receiving a Penrith release for personal reasons.
"He's been here two days and he hasn't done a pre-season, he'll need a bit of training," Titans coach Neil Henry said.
Cowboys flyer Gideon Gela-Mosby will make his NRL debut in a reshuffled backline without Justin O'Neill (hamstring).
Suspension-hit South Sydney have named Siosifa Talakai at centre for Hymel Hunt, Thomas Burgess replaces brother George and Alex Johnston shifts to the wing for Braidon Burns for Thursday night's clash with an unchanged Roosters.
Benji Marshall is Brisbane's 18th man with Tevita Pangai Junior (ankle) returning for Friday night's clash with an unchanged Canberra.
Manly have dropped Queensland prop Nate Myles to the bench and welcomed back Martin Taupau from suspension for Saturday's showdown with an unchanged Bulldogs.
Melbourne's Ryley Jacks will replace Cameron Munster (jaw) at pivot against the Wests Tigers on Sunday.
Interim Tigers coach Andrew Webster has included Matt Ballin (knee) and Jamal Idris (foot) in the squad with Elijah Taylor (family reasons) back at lock.
Meanwhile, the NRL has dropped touch judge Jeff Younis after Penrith's controversial last-round loss to the Roosters.
Younis, who officiated in last year's State of Origin series and grand final, missed an apparent forward pass in the lead-up to the Roosters' match-winning try.
NRL referees boss Tony Archer said he determined after the match that the call was incorrect.