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The Sea Eagles were dealt a blow late in their Round 1 win victory over the Rabbitohs in Las Vegas with Jason Saab suffering a hamstring injury. 

The prolific winger was having a day out on Manly's right edge, scoring an intercept try and running 248 metres before leaving the field in the 76th minute clutching his right hamstring. 

Manly coach Anthony Seibold said post-match he expects Saab to be sidelined for their Round 2 match against the Roosters on March 17.

"Anytime you see one of your real speed men pull up like that it's not ideal. Obviously he'll get scans when we get back to Australia," Seibold said.

"We've got a long turnaround and it's probably doubtful he'll play in that Roosters game but whenever you see a player come off with a hamstring injury it's never going to be a five or seven day turnaround."

Meanwhile, the Broncos lost Brendan Piakura early in their Las Vegas season opener with the backrower failing a head injury assessment. 

Piakura left the field in just the fourth minute of the match after his head came into contact with Brandon Smith's hip in an attempt to make a tackle and was ruled out later in the first half.

Roosters centre Billy Smith was ruled out on the eve of the Las Vegas clash with a hamstring injury.

A backline shuffle saw Joseph-Aukuso Suaalii move to the centres and Junior Pauga come in on the wing.

The Cowboys have confirmed representative forward Coen Hess suffered a season-ending ACL injury in Sunday's Pre-Season Challenge match. 

After leaving the field early in the second half of the win over the Raiders, the 27-year-old underwent scans which confirmed a torn ACL.

Casualty Ward By Club

Hess will undergo surgery in the coming weeks and will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2024 season.

Following news of Tom Gilbert's season-ending ruptured ACL, the Dolphins had another scare at training on Tuesday when star centre Herbie Farnworth hurt his knee. 

Farnworth was seen with ice on his right knee after picking up a knock, but the club say he is in no doubt for Round 1. 

Gilbert meanwhile will undergo surgery after breaking down away from contact early in the second half of the Pre-Season Challenge clash against the Warriors, with scans later confirming a ruptured ACL. 

“Tom is now effectively out for the 2024 season because of this injury, which generally requires a 9-12 month rehab period,” Dolphins’ Head of Performance Jeremy Hickmans said in a statement on the club's website.

“On a positive note, he has already shown us how dedicated he is and that he is willing to go to all lengths through a long rehabilitation with his comeback from last year’s shoulder surgery.

“I have no doubt he will replicate those efforts and be back ready to go for the 2025 season.”

The news comes after Gilbert missed a large portion of last year following a shoulder injury in the 2023 State of Origin opener which required a reconstruction.

The Eels will be without prop Wiremu Greig for their Round 1 match against the Bulldogs with the 24-year-old suffering a hamstring strain ahead of their Pre-Season clash with the Titans.

After featuring in Week 1 of the Parramatta's Pre-Season Challenge, young forward Toni Mataele will also be unavailable for Round 1 due to a hamstring issue.

In better news, centre Bailey Simonsson has been cleared of injury despite leaving the field early in their victory over the Titans with a hamstring issue.

Later in the match his Gold Coast counterpart AJ Brimson failed a HIA during the second half.

Over in England Panthers winger Sunia Turuva was forced from the field during the second half of his side's World Club Challenge loss to Wigan with a leg injury, but later told NRL.com he was confident of still being available for Round 1

Scans have revealed that Dragons prop Blake Lawrie suffered a rib cartilage injury against Wests Tigers in Mudgee but he and hooker Jacob Liddle (hamstring) are aiming to be on right for Round 1.

Sharks halfback Nicho Hynes missed the pre-season clash with the Bulldogs due to a minor quadriceps injury but is expected to play in Round 1, while the Sharks will be without forward Jesse Colquhoun indefinitely due a foot injury.

Kade Dykes will miss the opening rounds with a hamstring problem.  

Warriors fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is racing the clock to overcome a hamstring issue in time for Round 1, with coach Andrew Webster saying they will take a cautious approach with his return. 

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Brisbane Broncos

  • Brendan Piakura (head knock, TBC)

Canberra Raiders

  • Seb Kris (suspended, Round 2)
  • Corey Horsburgh (suspended, Round 4)
  • Corey Harawira-Naera (seizure/medical, indefinite)

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

  • Karl Oloapu (neck, indefinite)
  • Ryan Sutton (knee, indefinite)

Cronulla Sharks

  • Nicho Hynes (quad, Round 1)
  • Dale Finucane (biceps, Round 1)
  • Braden Hamlin-Uele (knee, Round 2-3)
  • Kade Dykes (hamstring, TBC)
  • Jesse Colquhoun (foot, indefinite) 

Dolphins

  • Herbie Farnworth (knee, Round 1)
  • Tom Gilbert (knee, 2025)
  • Sean O'Sullivan (head knock, TBC)
  • Anthony Milford (hamstring, Round 1)
  • Max Plath (facial injury, TBC)

Gold Coast Titans

  • Kieran Foran (calf, Round 1)
  • Brian Kelly (virus, Round 1)
  • AJ Brimson (head knock, Round 1)
  • Jayden Campbell (knee, Round 3-4)
  • David Fifita (pec, TBC)
  • Isaac Liu (knee, TBC)

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

  • Jason Saab (hamstring, TBC)
  • Josh Schuster (calf, Round 2)
  • Toafofoa Sipley (suspended, Round 4)
  • Matt Lodge (knee, Round 6-8)

Melbourne Storm

  • Alec MacDonald (hamstring, Round 1)
  • Sualauvi Fa'alogo (shoulder, Round 1)

Newcastle Knights

  • Jayden Brailey (hamstring, Round 2)
  • Krystian Mapapalangi (head knock. Round 1)

North Queensland Cowboys

  • Coen Hess (knee, 2025)
  • Jamayne Taunoa-Brown (Achilles, mid-season)

Parramatta Eels

  • Ryan Matterson (back, Round 1)
  • Wiremu Greig (hamstring, Round 2)
  • Toni Mataele (hamstring, Round 2)
  • Arthur Miller-Stephen (knee, 2025)

Penrith Panthers

  • Sunia Turuva (leg, Round 1)
  • Jarome Luai (shoulder, Round 1)

South Sydney Rabbitohs

  • Jack Wighton (suspended, Round 3)
  • Campbell Graham (sternum, Round 20-22)

St George Illawarra Dragons

  • Blake Lawrie (ribs, Round 1)
  • Jacob Liddle (hamstring, Round 1)
  • Corey Allan (knee, 2025 season)

Sydney Roosters

  • Billy Smith (hamstring, TBC)
  • Dom Young (neck, Round 2)
  • Jared Waerea-Hargreaves (suspended, Round 2)

Warriors

  • Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (hamstring/back, TBC)
  • Edward Kosi (hand, early rounds)
  • Demitric Sifakula (knee, indefinite)

Wests Tigers

  • Declan Casey (head knock, TBC)
  • Josh Feledy (shoulder, TBC)
  • Adam Doueihi (knee, indefinite)
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