NRL Round 6 fixtures
12 April, 2018, 12:00 am
The injury and suspension news for all 16 clubs heading into the sixth round of the Telstra Premiership, including full casualty ward below.
Roosters vs Rabbitohs — tonight at Allianz Stadium
Roosters: Roosters centre Joseph Manu injured his arm in the win over the Sharks but should be right for today’s derby with Souths.
Rabbitohs: Richie Kennar was close to making his return from a hamstring strain last Friday against the Dragons and has been named to play this Thursday against the Roosters.
Storm vs Knights — tomorrow at AAMI Park
Storm: The Storm reported no injury concerns after their loss to the Tigers on Saturday.
Knights: Mitchell Barnett is out of Friday’s Melbourne meeting with the Storm after electing to take the early guilty plea for his dangerous throw charge.
Dragons vs Sharks — tomorrow at WIN Stadium
Dragons: The Dragons have had a charmed run this season with injuries, using 18 players over the first five rounds.
Sharks: James Segeyaro has been ruled out after suffering a head knock against the Roosters last week. Josh Dugan was a late withdrawal on Friday night but should be fit for this Friday’s trip to Wollongong for the derby with the Dragons.
Warriors vs Broncos — Saturday at Mt Smart Stadium
Warriors: Off-season recruit Gerard Beale is closing in on his first match for the club.
Broncos: Jack Bird trained in the halves on Tuesday with Kodi Nikorima (corked thigh) rested from the club’s field session. Josh McGuire (back) and Joe Ofahengaue (bruised knee) also missed the field session, with the trio expected to be fit for training on Wednesday and to play against the Warriors.
Cowboys vs Bulldogs — Saturday at 1300SMILES Stadium
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. Brett Morris needed stitches for a nasty gash under the eye that ruled the Bulldogs winger out of the game early in the first half. Morris has bad facial bruising and will be further assessed for any other damage. Josh Morris suffered knee bruising in the second half but managed to stay on the paddock and score a consolation try on the full-time siren. Both twins have been cleared to play round six.
Raiders vs Eels — Saturday at GIO Stadium
Raiders: The Raiders received mostly positive news on the players injured in Thursday’s 26-10 defeat of the Bulldogs. Halfback Sam Williams will miss 4-6 weeks with a medial ligament injury, while Luke Bateman (concussion) has been cleared to take on the Eels on Saturday. Aidan Sezer (concussion), Ata Hingano (concussion) and Michael Oldfield (concussion) will be monitored during the week and are expected to play on Saturday.
Eels: Eels lock Nathan Brown has been ruled out for two weeks with an ankle injury. Kirisome Auva’a suffered a knee injury against Penrith but has been named to face the Raiders. 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 — Sunday at Panthers Stadium
Panthers: Penrith have confirmed Waqa Blake is set to miss at least four weeks with a high-grade syndesmosis injury.
Titans: Titans skipper Ryan James has entered an early guilty plea for a dangerous contact charge and will miss this week’s clash against the Panthers.
Sea Eagles vs Tigers — Sunday at Lottoland
Sea Eagles: Lachlan Croker suffered a head knock in the loss to the Titans and will be monitored throughout the week. Brad Parker was a late withdrawal in the warm-up due to illness so he is unlikely to be in doubt for Manly’s home game against the Tigers on Sunday.
Wests Tigers: Russell Packer finished the win over Melbourne “on one leg” according to coach Ivan Cleary and the Kiwi prop looks set to miss at least a month with his knee injury.
NRL Casualty Ward: Round 6
All the latest injury news leading into round six of the 2018 Telstra Premiership.
Jordan Kahu (jaw, round 9-12), Andre Savelio (knee, season), Alex Glenn (shoulder, round 6)
Royce Hunt (knee, round 6-7), Charlie Gubb (groin, round 9), Josh Hodgson (knee, round 18), Sam Williams (knee, round 11)
Aiden Tolman (ankle, round 13-15), Josh Jackson (potential suspension), Josh Cleeland (ankle, indefinite), Brett Morris (concussion, round 6), Josh Morris (knee, round 6)
James Segeyaro (concussion, round 7), Sione Katoa (broken jaw, round 7). Jayson Bukuya (groin, round 7)
Gold Coast Titans
Ryan James (suspension, round 7), Titans too good for Manly
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
Curtis Sironen (knee, season), Lachlan Croker (concussion), Tom Trbojevic (ankle, round 6), Brad Parker (illness, round 6), Kelepi Tanginoa (knee, season), Jorge Taufua (collarbone, round 12)
Jahrome Hughes (shoulder, indefinite), Dale Finucane (thumb, round 9-11), Sandor Earl (knee, season), Will Chambers (suspension, round 8)
Tautau Moga (knee, season), Mitchell Barnett (suspension, round 8), Connor Watson (shoulder, round 10-12), Nick Meaney (ankle, round 13), Brown criticises Bennett for Knights turmoil
North Queensland Cowboys
Shaun Fensom (leg, round 6), Kane Linnett (pectoral, round 13), Jordan McLean (foot, round 16), Josh Chudleigh (knee, season)
Jarryd Hayne (quad, round 7-9), Clint Gutherson (knee, round 6), Bevan French (shoulder, round 6), Greg Leleisiuao (ankle, round 7), Brad Takairangi (eye socket, round 10)
Waqa Blake (ankle, round 10), Tyrone May (knee, round 7), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (jaw, round 7), Tyrone Phillips (pectoral, round 10), Nathan Cleary (knee, round 13), Tim Browne (bowel, indefinite), Sam McKendry (knee, season)
South Sydney Rabbitohs
Sam Burgess (suspension, round 7), Richie Kennar (hamstring, round 6), Tyrell Fuimaono (dislocated toe, round 14), St George Illawarra Dragons
Daniel Tupou (pectoral, round 13-15)
James Gavet (hamstring, indefinite), Gerard Beale (leg, round 8), Isaiah Papali’i (knee, round 6), Nathaniel Roache (neck, season)
Russell Packer (knee, round 10), Elijah Taylor (hamstring, round 7)