13 April, 2018, 12:00 am
The Late Mail for all 16 clubs heading into the sixth round of the Telstra Premiership, including full casualty ward below.
Storm vs Knights
Storm: The Storm reported no injury concerns after their loss to the Tigers on Saturday, with Ryley Jacks picked at halfback this week ahead of Brodie Croft.
Knights: No changes expected for the Knights with Jacob Saifiti replacing Mitchell Barnett (suspension) in the 17.
Dragons vs Sharks
Dragons: The Dragons have had a charmed run this season with injuries, using 18 players over the first five rounds.
Sharks: Josh Dugan trained with the squad on Tuesday and is set to make a return against his former club.
Warriors vs Broncos
Warriors: Off-season recruit Gerard Beale is closing in on his first match for the club.
Broncos: Broncos half Kodi Nikorima (corked thigh) did not do contact training with the Broncos main squad on Tuesday or Wednesday with utility Jack Bird once again filling in at halfback. Nikorima will be given until Friday’s final training run in New Zealand to prove his fitness for Saturday’s showdown with the Warriors. Josh McGuire (back) and Joe Ofahengaue (bruised knee) also missed Tuesday’s field session, with the trio expected to be fit for training on Wednesday and to play against the Warriors.
Cowboys vs Bulldogs
Cowboys: The Cowboys reported no injury concerns from their loss to the Warriors in Auckland.
Bulldogs: Josh Jackson is free to play after successfully having his dangerous contact charge downgraded at the judiciary on Tuesday night. Both the Morris brother — Brett and Josh — have trained with the main group and are cleared to play the Cowboys.
Raiders vs Eels
Raiders: Aidan Sezer, Ata Hingano, and Michael Oldfield (all concussion) will be monitored during the week and are expected to play on Saturday.
Eels: Kirisome Auva’a is in some doubt with a knee injury. In overdue good news for Parramatta, fullback Clint Gutherson is set to make his return from knee surgery this weekend and Bevan French will be back on the wing after overcoming his shoulder injury.
Panthers vs Titans
Panthers: Corey Harawira-Naera trained at right centre on Wednesday with Isaah Yeo in the forwards.
Titans: Dale Copley is in the second stage of concussion protocol and should be fit for Sunday’s clash.
Sea Eagles vs Tigers
Sea Eagles: Lachlan Croker suffered a head knock in the loss to the Titans and will be monitored throughout the week.
Wests Tigers: Josh Reynolds (hamstring) is on track for his first game in Tigers colours.