NRL 2018: Round 12 Injury Ward

RealSport takes its weekly look through all the ins and outs for your favourite rugby league side and for those playing Supercoach/NRL fantasy.

  1. 1 Brisbane Broncos



    Expected Return

    Andre Savelio



    Jordan KahuJawRound 12
    Matt GillettNeckRound 16-18
    Josh McGuireAnkleRound 14
    Payne HaasAnkleRound 10-11
    Jack BirdSternumRound 12
    Alex GlennKneeRound 14-15
    Korbin SimsJawRound 16-18

    Korbin is out for at least a month after his collision with Dylan Napa last Friday night. Jordan Kahu returns and Tom Opacic drops back onto the reserves. 

  2. 2 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs



    Expected Return

    Josh Cleeland



    Aiden TolmanAnkleRound 13-15
    Josh MorrisKneeRound 19
    Danny FualaloAnkleRound 16-19

    Raymond Faitala-Mariner has returned to the starting line up with Josh Morris out for two months with a knee injury picked up on the weekend against the Sharks. 

  3. 3 North Queensland Cowboys



    Expected Return

    Josh Chudleigh



    Kane LinnettPectoralRound 13

    John Asiata


    Round 18

    Jordan McLeanFootRound 16
    Matt ScottKneeRound 12-14

    Matt Scott has been named to play despite a knee injury against the Rabbitohs last week. Coming towards the end of his career it's unlikely the Cowboys would risk him so expect him to play, if not Sam Hoare will likely join the bench with Shaun Fensom to play prop.

  4. 4 St. George Illawarra Dragons

    No injury news to report on and how extraordinary, will field a new look side come Origin time.

  5. 5 Parramatta Eels



    Expected Return

    Jarryd Hayne


    Round 12

    Tony WilliamsKnee Season
    Nathan BrownAnkle Round 12
    Greg LeleisiuaoThumbRound 15
    Kane EvansCalfRound 12
    Tim MannahFractured Eye SocketRound 13-14
    Kaysa PritchardGroinRound 14
    Beau ScottKnee Season

    Beau Scott has injured his ACL ending his season and potentially his career at 34 years of age. The Eels are likely to have up to three players return next week. 

  6. 6 Newcastle Knights

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Nick MeaneyFootRound 13
    Tautau MogaKneeSeason
    Mitchell PearcePectoralRound 18-23
    Jacob SaifitiShoulderRound 23
    Brock LambBroken CheekboneRound 15

    Jacob Saifiti and Brock Lamb were both injured against the Titans and will be out for extended stints on the sidelines. 

  7. 7 Penrith Panthers



    Expected Return

    Sam McKendryKneeSeason
    Waqa BlakeAnkleRound 14
    Josh MansourCheekboneIndefinite
    Trent MerrinFingerRound 13
    Dylan EdwardsShoulderSeason
    Moses LeotaPectoralRound 17
    Peter WallaceShoulderRound 13

    Continue to win despite accruing injuries however they came through the game against the Tigers unscathed. Will be raring to go with Nathan Cleary slotting straight back into the starting side last week. 

  8. 8 Canberra Raiders

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Josh HodgsonACL Round 16-18
    Junior PauloFootRound 18

    No new injury news however Sam Williams is in the reserves and may earn a late call up. 

  9. 9 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Robert JenningsHamstringRound 12
    Tyrell FuimaonoDislocated toeIndefinite
    Zane MusgroveAnkleRound 13
    Dean BrittGroinIndefinite
    Richie KennarAnkleTBC
    Alex JohnstonHamstringTBC

    Alex Johnston is replaced at the back by skipper Greg Inglis this week as Doueihi comes into the starting line up at center. 

  10. 10 Sydney Roosters

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Daniel TupouPectoralRound 13-15
    Bernard LewisACLSeason

    No new injury news and another club fortunate enough to avoid any major injury concerns of late.

  11. 11 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Curtis SironenKneeSeason
    Kelepi TanginoaKneeSeason
    Brad ParkerKneeRound 12-14
    Lachlan CrokerACLSeason
    Jono WrightBroken ThumbRound 13
    Jack GosiewskiHandRound 13
    Taniela PasekaAnkleRound 13-14
    Dylan WalkerFacial InjuryRound 17

    Jorge Taufua returns on the wing as Matt Wright reverts to the bench after his stunning effort against the Storm on the weekend in the corner. 

  12. 12 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Scott SorensenBroken HandTBC

    Continue to get troops back and win games with just Sorensen out at the moment. Major inclusions this week include the returns of Wade Graham and Luke Lewis in the starting line up.

  13. 13 Melbourne Storm

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Sandor EarlACLRound 17
    Jesse BromwichKneeRound 13-15

    No new injury news and Cameron Smith and Sam Kasiano return from suspension.

  14. 14 Gold Coast Titans

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Will MatthewsConcussionIndefinite

    Kevin Proctor returns from his groin injury however Will Matthews is out with concussion

  15. 15 New Zealand Warriors

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Nathaniel RoacheBack Season
    Leivaha PuluFootRound 20
    Shaun JohnsonAnkleRound 14
    Junior PaugaKneeRound 13-14

    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck after the birth of his son pushing Beale to the reserves and Hiku to center. 

  16. 16 Wests Tigers

    Josh Reynolds return on the bench means the Wests Tigers have no injury concerns. 

Look out each week for returning stars and recent (fingers crossed there are only a few) injuries that will affect your side and your super-coach or fantasy teams.

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Kieran Gibson


A Rugby League die hard, and supporter of 17 North Queensland Cowboys players, means I rarely have the time to support others. Jokes aside, I have been following League since 2004, and love to indulge in and analyse the National Rugby League Competition.