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Warriors fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is in doubt for the club's season-opener against the Sharks, while Sea Eagles back-rower Josh Schuster has been ruled out of Round 1.  

Nicoll-Klokstad is racing the clock to overcome niggles with his hamstring and back, with coach Andrew Webster saying the club will take a cautious approach with his return. 

"We assessed it and thought he’d be back for this trial, but we’re probably going to re-strip him down, get him right and make sure we’ve got him for the long haul. We’ll play that one by ear," Webster said. 

In better news for the Warriors, halfback Shaun Johnson and winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak have been named to take the field in their Pre-Season Challenge clash with the Dolphins.

Coach Andrew Webster confirmed on Tuesday Johnson "is back, training well and every intention is he plays this weekend."

Casualty Ward By Club

While Watene-Zelezniak told media he has recovered from the hip 'niggle' which ruled him out of last week's All Stars clash and is also available to play in Auckland on Saturday.

Schuster meanwhile won't travel to Las Vegas for the historic double-header after Manly made the decision to give him extra time to overcome the calf strain which ruled him out of the Pre-Season Challenge. 

“The medical staff has said that due to ongoing tightness, that medically we’re not comfortable having him return to play and that we want to take a more conservative approach,'' coach Anthony Seibold said. 

“We will leave him here [in Australia] hoping that he will return in the near future with the expectation that he will be playing again from round two.”

Broncos back-rower Brendan Piakura "remains a chance to play" in Vegas according to Broncos head of performance Dave Ballard, after he sustained a low-grade medial cruciate ligament strain in Brisbane's Pre-Season Challenge win over the Cowboys in Mackay.

Roosters winger Dom Young looks set to miss the trip after suffering a neck injury in his first outing for the Tricolours in Gosford.

Young came from the field after a crusher tackle, which resulted in Sea Eagles forward Toafofoa Sipley being banned for three games. 

The former Knights star was stretchered out of the ground wearing a neck brace and taken to hospital for precautionary scans, with the Roosters advising he sustained a soft tissue injury to his neck and would be "treated conservatively by the club's medical team". 

Wests Tigers centre Declan Casey has been cleared of serious injury after he was knocked out against the Warriors on Sunday.

Casey was taken from the field on a medicab and sent to hospital as a precaution after the tackle that saw Warriors forward Zyon Maiu’u sent off.

"After watching the second half of the match from hospital, Declan has returned to the team hotel and is due to fly home with his teammates on Monday morning," the Tigers said in a statement.

"He will continue to be monitored by club medical staff over the coming days."

Knights hooker Jayden Brailey will miss the trip to Fiji for the clash against the Storm.

Brailey, recovering from a knee reconstruction, sat out Newcastle's 44-18 victory over his former club Cronulla at Gosford on Saturday after suffering a minor hamstring tear at training last week.

After being withdrawn from All Stars, Titans forward Jacob Alick has been named to play against the Eels as he progresses well from his syndesmosis injury.

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Your club's NRL Casualty Ward

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Brisbane Broncos

  • Ezra Mam (groin, Round 1)
  • Jordan Riki (shoulder, Round 1)
  • Brendan Piakura (MCL, TBC)

Canberra Raiders

  • Zac Woolford (head knock, TBC)
  • Corey Horsburgh (suspended, Round 4)
  • Seb Kris (suspended, Round 2)
  • Corey Harawira-Naera (seizure/medical, indefinite)

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

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

Cronulla Sharks

  • Braden Hamlin-Uele (knee, TBC)
  • Dale Finucane (biceps, Round 1)
  • Toby Rudolf (toe, Pre-Season Challenge Round 2)
  • Will Kennedy (hamstring, Pre-Season Challenge Round 2)


  • Ray Stone (toe, Pre-Season Challenge Round 2)
  • Anthony Milford (hamstring, Round 1)
  • Max Plath (facial injury, TBC)

Gold Coast Titans

  • Jacob Alick (ankle, TBC)
  • Erin Clark (shoulder, Pre-Season Challenge Round 2)
  • Jayden Campbell (knee, TBC)
  • David Fifita (pec, TBC)
  • Isaac Liu (knee, TBC)

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

  • Josh Aloiai (shoulder, Round 1)
  • Josh Schuster (calf, Round 2)
  • Matt Lodge (knee, Round 6-8)

Melbourne Storm

  • Alec MacDonald (hamstring, Round 1)

Newcastle Knights

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

North Queensland Cowboys

  • Jamayne Taunoa-Brown (Achilles, mid-season)

Parramatta Eels

  • Matt Arthur (head knock, TBC)
  • Clint Gutherson (knee, Pre-Season Challenge Round 2)
  • Arthur Miller-Stephen (knee, 2025)

Penrith Panthers

  • Jarome Luai (shoulder, Round 1)

South Sydney Rabbitohs

  • Cody Walker (calf, Round 1)
  • Damien Cook (calf, Round 1)
  • Jack Wighton (suspended, Round 3)
  • Campbell Graham (sternum, Round 20-22)

St George Illawarra Dragons

  • Corey Allan (knee, 2025 season)

Sydney Roosters

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


  • Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (hamstring/back, TBC)
  • Shaun Johnson (ankle, Pre-Season Challenge Round 2)
  • Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (hip, Pre-Season Challenge Round 2)
  • 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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