Casualty Ward: Hopoate among six Origin stars back for Rnd 20

Origin debutant Will Hopoate has overcome a hamstring injury and will play his first game for the Sea Eagles in seven weeks when they clash with the Panthers at Penrith’s Centrebet Stadium on Sunday.

Hopoate, 19, last played rugby league on June 15 when he made his debut for NSW at centre in the second Origin clash at ANZ Stadium.

His Round 20 return, along with Manly captain and NSW Origin I representative Jason King, is a boost for the second-placed Sea Eagles up against the eighth-placed Panthers, who are in a battle with six teams for three top eight spots.

Hopoate and King are among six 2011 Queensland and NSW Origin players to return to club football this weekend, along with Beau Scott (Dragons), Matt Scott (Cowboys), Anthony Minichiello (Roosters) and Kurt Gidley (Knights).

Below is the Round 20 Casualty Ward*. 
*Please note: The injury list is subject to change, and players may return to the football field earlier or later than originally published.  

Brisbane Broncos:
Shane Tronc – Neck : Out indefinitely

Canberra Raiders:
Matt Orford – Groin : Out indefinitely
Terry Campese – Groin : Due back Round 22
David Shillington – Pectoral : Due back Round 21
Tom Learoyd-Lahrs – Bicep : Out for the season
Josh Papalii – Groin : Due back Round 22
Reece Robinson – Knee : Due back Round 24

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs:
Michael Ennis – Neck : Out indefinitely
Kris Keating – Elbow : Due back Round 24

Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks:
Scott Porter – Knee : Due back Round 21
Matthew Wright – Neck : Out indefinitely
Jayson Bukuya – Ankle : Due back Round 24

Gold Coast Titans:
Kevin Gordon – Knee : Out for the season
Brad Meyers – Wrist : Forced into retirement
Nathan Friend – Shoulder : Out indefinitely
Ryan James – Knee : Out for the season
Mat Rogers – Foot : Out for the season
Ashley Harrison – Elbow : Out indefinitely
Ben Ridge – Unknown : Due back Round 21
Michael Henderson – Unknown : Out indefinitely

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles:
Tony Williams – Hamstring : Out indefinitely
Dave Williams –Hamstring : Due back Round 23

Melbourne Storm:
Chase Stanley – Knee : Out for the season
Luke Kelly – Osteitis Pubis : Out indefinitely 
Sione Kite – Shoulder : Due back Round 21
Troy Thompson – Ankle : Out indefinitely

Newcastle Knights:
Adam MacDougall – Knee : Out indefinitely
Shannon McDonnell – Unknown : Out for the season
Evarn Tuimavave – Unknown : Out indefinitely
Wes Naiqama – Knee : Out indefinitely

North Queensland Cowboys:
Shannon Gallant – Groin : Out indefinitely
Antonio Winterstein – Pectoral : Out for the season
Scott Bolton – Calf : Out indefinitely
Johnathan Thurston – Knee : Out indefinitely

Parramatta Eels:
Joel Reddy – Pectoral : Out indefinitely
Justin Poore – Knee : Out indefinitely
Jacob Loko – Knee : Out for the season

Penrith Panthers:
Timana Tahu – Pectoral : Out for the season
Michael Gordon – Knee : Out for the season
Sandor Earl – Shoulder : Out for the season

South Sydney Rabbitohs:
Scott Geddes – ACL : Out for the season
Luke Stuart – Knee : Out for the season
Sam Burgess – Ankle : Out for the season
Roy Asotasi – Shoulder : Due back Round 25
Kane Morgan – Knee : Out for the season

St George-Illawarra Dragons:
Bronx Goodwin – Knee : Due back Round 26
Ben Hornby – Hand : Due back Round 21
Cameron King – Pectoral : Due back Round 21
Dean Young – Knee : Due back Round 22

Sydney Roosters:
Mitchell Aubusson – Shoulder : Out for the season
Daniel Conn – Neck : Forced into retirement
Martin Kennedy – Foot : Out for the season
Anthony Cherrington – Knee : Out for the season

Warriors:
Jerome Ropati – Knee : Out for the season
Brett Seymour – Hand : Due back Round 21
Lewis Brown – Ankle: Due back Round 22
Sione Lousi – Knee: Due back Round 24

Wests Tigers:
Geoff Daniela – Chest : Out indefinitely
Simon Dwyer – Neck/Shoulder : Out for the season
Ben Murdoch-Masila – Hamstring : Due back Round 21
Wade McKinnon – Sternum : Due back Round 21