NRL 2018: Round 15 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

    Player

    Injury

    Expected Return

    Andre Savelio

    ACL

    Season

    Matt GillettNeckRound 16-18
    Payne HaasShoulderIndefinite
    Jack BirdSternumRound 15
    Korbin SimsJawRound 16-18

    James Roberts returns as Tom Opacic misses out. 

  2. 2 Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

    Player

    Injury

    Expected Return

    Kieran Foran

    Ribs

    Round 16-18

    Josh MorrisKneeRound 19
    Danny FualaloAnkleRound 16-19

    Foran is still out and may return next week. 

  3. 3 North Queensland Cowboys

    Player

    Injury

    Expected Return

    Josh Chudleigh

    Knee

    Season

    John Asiata

    Pectoral

    Round 18

    Jordan McLeanFootRound 16

    Scott Bolton and Michael Morgan both return this week.

  4. 4 St. George Illawarra Dragons

    No injuries reported as has been the case for the entire season thus far. 

  5. 5 Parramatta Eels

    Player

    Injury

    Expected Return

    Tepai Moeroa

    Suspension

    Round 18

    Tony WilliamsKnee Season
    Mitchell MosesKneeRound 16
    Greg LeleisiuaoThumbRound 16
    Will SmithHamstringRound 16
    Kaysa PritchardGroinRound 16
    Beau ScottKnee Season
    Marata NiukoreConcussionTBC

    Manu Ma'u returns and Mitchell moses could play this weekend named in the reserves. 

  6. 6 Newcastle Knights

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Tautau MogaKneeSeason
    Mitchell PearcePectoralRound 18-21
    Jacob SaifitiShoulderRound 24
    Daniel SaifitiFootRound 18-20
    Jamie BuhrerKneeSeason
    Nathan RossGroin Round 16-18

    Luke Yates comes onto the bench after Buhrer was ruled for the rest of the season with an ACL injury.

  7. 7 Penrith Panthers

    Player

    Injury

    Expected Return

    Sam McKendryKneeSeason
    Waqa BlakeAnkleRound 15
    Josh MansourCheekboneIndefinite
    Dylan EdwardsShoulderSeason
    Moses LeotaPectoralRound 17
    Peter WallaceShoulderRetired
    Viliame KikauKneeRound 16-18

    Jack Hetherington replaces the injured Kikau and Wallace has named his immediate retirement upon playing with no ACL for the last two years.

  8. 8 Canberra Raiders

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Josh HodgsonACL Round 16-18
    Junior PauloFootRound 18
    Jordan RapanaHamstringRound 22
    Joey LeiluaConcussionTBC

    Leilua has been named after getting concussed on the weekend. Elsewhere Hodgson makes his long awaited return from an ACL injury suffered in the World Cup last year.

  9. 9 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Braidon BurnsKneeIndefinite
    Richie KennarAnkleRound 14
    Dane GagaiFingerTBC

    Dane Gagai has been named despite his finger injury suffered in Maroons camp. 

  10. 10 Sydney Roosters

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Ryan MattersonConcussionRound 16
    Bernard LewisACLSeason

    Matterson should return for the Roosters finals charge next week.

  11. 11 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Curtis SironenKneeSeason
    Kelepi TanginoaKneeSeason
    Lachlan CrokerACLSeason
    Dylan WalkerFacial InjuryRound 18
    Jack GosiewskiBroken ArmTBC
    Apisai KoroisauFootRound 22-24

    Apisai Koroisau is out with a foot injury that cruels his season as he may return for only the latter rounds.  

  12. 12 Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Josh DuganStress Fracture FibulaRound 16

    Josh Dugan is the only casualty from the Sharks at the moment, the new recruit having a horrid time with injury this season

  13. 13 Melbourne Storm

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Dale FinucaneThumbRound 18
    Jesse BromwichHamstringRound 18-20

    Bromwich suffered a hmastring injury against the Bulldogs and is out for close to a month at least, Finucane joins him on the sidelines. Earl played for the Sunshine Coast on the weekend in an incredible return to the playing field. 

  14. 14 Gold Coast Titans

    No injuries to report.

  15. 15 New Zealand Warriors

    PlayerInjuryExpected Return
    Nathaniel RoacheBack Season
    Leivaha PuluFootRound 20
    Junior PaugaKneeRound 14

    Roger Tuivasa-Sheck returns this week against the Cowboys. 

  16. 16 Wests Tigers

    Player Injury Expected Return
    David NofoalumaCalfTBC
    Benji MarshallCalfRound 20

    Marshall is out for up to 5 weeks at least with a calf injury.


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.

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