The North Queensland Cowboys may have moved one step closer to securing a home final in the first week of the Telstra Premiership Finals Series on Saturday night after defeating the Cronulla Sharks, but they have been dealt a significant blow after Tariq Sims fractured both his tibia and fibula in his left leg. 

After having the injury confirmed by X-ray on Sunday, Tariq has been ruled out for the remainder of the season, and will spend the next two months in a cast recovering. His older brother Ashton should also be available for the round 26 clash with the NZ Warriors after sitting out the Sharks game due to knee problems. 

In other injury news, Greg Inglis is only expected to be out for 1-2 weeks after injuring his leg in Sunday’s match at Suncorp Stadium.

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles v Melbourne Storm

Cautions/On Report:
Glen Stewart (Sea Eagles) - Fighting | 26th Minute
Adam Blair (Storm) - Fighting | 26th Minute
Note: The involvement of other players involved in an on-field fight will be reviewed by the Match Review Committee.

Injuries:
David Williams (Sea Eagles) - Neck | 23rd Minute
Brett Stewart (Sea Eagles) - Knee | 26th Minute

Parramatta Eels v Sydney Roosters

Injuries:
Tim Mannah (Eels) - Hamstring | 62nd Minute
Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Roosters) - Legs | 73rd Minute
Anthony Mitchell (Roosters) - Shoulder

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Newcastle Knights

Injuries:
Keith Lulia (Knights) - Knee | 52nd Minute
Zane Tetevano (Knights) - Hamstring strain

North Queensland Cowboys v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

Injuries:
Paul Gallen (Sharks) - Clavicle | 15th Minute
Matt Bowen (Cowboys) - Eye | 15th Minute
Tariq Sims (Cowboys) - Broken Ankle | 32nd Minute
Dallas Johnson (Cowboys) - Concussion | 59th Minute

Canberra Raiders v Penrith Panthers

Cautions/On Report:
Joel Thompson (Raiders) - High tackle | 26th Minute

Injuries:
Travis Burns (Panthers) - Concussion | 40th Minute
Trent Waterhouse (Panthers) - Knee | 45th Minute
Petero Civoniceva (Panthers) - Knee | 63rd Minute

St George-Illawarra Dragons v Warriors

No reported injuries / cautions.

Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs

Injuries:
John Sutton (Rabbitohs) - Hand | Pre-game
Nathan Merritt (Rabbitohs) - Quad | Pre-game
Greg Inglis (Rabbitohs) - Ankle | 56th Minute