Report Card: Double blow for English stars

England’s forward stocks took a significant hit on Sunday afternoon at Allianz Stadium after both Gareth Ellis (Wests Tigers) and Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs) were forced to leave the field with leg injuries.

Sam Burgess was the first off the field in just the 24th minute after succumbing to an medial ligament strain whilst attempting to bring down Wests forward Aaron Woods.  Early diagnosis of the injury is that it is either a grade two or three strain, with scans to reveal the severity of the injury later this week.

Gareth Ellis’s injury occurred at the half-hour mark, with the English international suffering a suspected fractured ankle.  The full extent of the injury is expected to be known early in the week, however it is expected that Ellis will be out for at least the Wests Tigers’ Good Friday clash against the Brisbane Broncos at Allianz Stadium.

TELSTRA PREMIERSHIP:
Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights

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On Report / Cautioned:
Anthony Quinn (Storm) - High Tackle | 61st Minute
Kurt Gidley (Knights) - Hyper-extended knee

Brisbane Broncos v St George-Illawarra Dragons
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Injuries:
Jack De Belin (Dragons) - Mouth | 38th Minute

Penrith Panthers v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
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Injuries:
Isaac De Gois (Sharks) - Knee | 63rd Minute

Parramatta Eels v Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles
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On Report / Cautioned:
Reni Maitu (Eels) - High Tackle | 74th Minute

Injuries:
Kieran Foran (Sea Eagles) - Hamstring | 65th Minute

Sydney Roosters v Warriors
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On Report / Cautioned:
Jared Warea-Hargraves (Roosters) - High Tackle | 49th Minute

Injuries:
Ukuma Ta'ai (Warriors) - Jaw | 49th Minute

Gold Coast Titans v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
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Injuries:
Greg Bird (Titans) - Foot | 63rd Minute
Kayne Lawton (Titans) - Hamstring

Wests Tigers v South Sydney Rabbitohs:
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On Report / Cautioned:
Michael Crocker (Rabbitohs) - High Tackle | 23rd Minute

Injuries:
Tim Moltzen (Wests Tigers) - Head | 23rd Minute
Sam Burgess (Rabbitohs) - Knee | 24th Minute
Gareth Ellis (Wests Tigers) - Suspected Fractured Ankle | 30th Minute
Eddy Pettybourne (Rabbitohs) - Leg | 60th Minute

TOYOTA CUP:
Melbourne Storm 16 lost to Newcastle Knights 36
Brisbane Broncos 34 lost to St George-Illawarra Dragons 42
Penrith Panthers 48 defeated Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 22

Injuries: Zach Rasmussen (Sharks) - 55th Minute
Parramatta Eels 52 defeated Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 20
Sydney Roosters 28 drew with Warriors 28
Gold Coast Titans 20 lost to Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 60
Wests Tigers 36 defeated South Sydney Rabbitohs 24