Report Card : Round 23

The Melbourne Storm’s victory over the Gold Coast Titans has come at a significant cost, with up to four players succumbing to injury.

Whilst the club only needs to win one more game to lock up the minor premiership, they are going to have to do it minus halfback Cooper Cronk who is unlikely to be back for the finals after suffering a mid-foot injury.

They will also be without winger Justin O’Neill who after fracturing his back (no spinal damage) is unlikely to play again for 2011. Fellow backs, Maurice Blair (Shoulder) and Dane Nielsen (Ankle) are both likely to be available for next Friday’s clash against the St George-Illawarra Dragons at AAMI Park.

In other club injury news, the Canberra Raiders horrible year of injuries continues with Josh Miller and Michael Picker both being forced off the field with shoulder complaints with both players now in doubt for next weekend’s clash.


TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP:
North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos

Game Analyser | Match Report | Match Summary | Match Stats


Injuries:
James Segeyaro (Cowboys) - Leg | 43rd Minute

Penrith Panthers v Wests Tigers
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No reported injuries / players on report

Warriors v Newcastle Knights
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Cautions / On Report:
Joel Edwards (Knights) - Striking | 26th Minute
Ukuma Ta'ai (Warriors) - Striking | 35th Minute

Parramatta Eels v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
Game Highlights | Match Report | Match Summary | Match Stats

Injuries:
Will Hopoate (Sea Eagles) - Knee | 27th Minute

Gold Coast Titans v Melbourne Storm
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Injuries:

Cooper Cronk (Storm) - Mid-Foot | 71st Minute

Justin O'Neill (Storm) - Fractured Back | 75th Minute

Maurice Blair (Storm) - Shoulder | Second Half

Dane Nielsen (Storm) - Ankle | Second Half



Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs
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Injuries:
Josh Miller (Raiders) - Shoulder | 35th Minute
Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs) | 40th Minute
Michael Picker (Raiders) - Shoulder | 69th Minute

St George-Illawarra Dragons v Sydney Roosters
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Cautions / On Report:
Beau Scott (Dragons) - Post-Tackle Grapple | 44th Minute

Cronulla Sharks v Canterbury Bulldogs

Cautions / On Report:
Frank Pritchard (Bulldogs) - High Tackle | 46th Minute

Injuries:

Jayson Bukuya (Sharks) - Ankle | 3rd Minute

Wade Graham (Sharks) - Head | 46th Minute

TOYOTA CUP:
Penrith Panthers 26 defeated Wests Tigers 6 | Match Stats
North Queensland Cowboys 16 lost to Brisbane Broncos 42 | Match Stats
Warriors 44 defeated Newcastle Knights 8 | Match Stats
Injuries: 

Korbin Sims (Knights) - Knocked Out | 39th Minute

Parramatta Eels 16 lost to Manly Sea Eagles 26 | Match Stats
Gold Coast Titans 20 lost to Melbourne Storm 22 | Match Stats
Canberra Raiders 46 defeated South Sydney Rabbitohs 14 | Match Stats
Injuries: Jack Lee Hang (Rabbitohs) - Calf | 70th Minute
Cautions: Tom Murphy (Raiders) - Striking | 80th Minute
Cautions: Hamish Bryant (Rabbitohs) - Striking | 80th Minute
St George-Illawarra Dragons 18 lost to Sydney Roosters 26 | Match Stats
Cronulla Sharks 16 lost to Canterbury Bulldogs 48  | Match Stats
Injuries: Josh Jackson (Bulldogs) - Blood Bin | 57th Minute