The Roosters will await scans on fullback Michael Gordon to determine the extent of a pectoral injury suffered during his side’s win over the Rabbitohs on Friday night.
Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett gave the referees a spray after his side lost to the Panthers, declaring that they “played in circumstances where (they) couldn’t win“; after his side was faced with the (apparently) insurmountable task of overcoming a 4-point second-half deficit in the face of a fairly standard 5-2 second-half penalty count.
Storm centre Cheyse Blair appears likely to miss the remainder of the season after re-injuring his surgically repaired ankle during the Storm’s Saturday night loss to the Eels.
The Maroons have suffered their requisite pre-match injury scare, with fullback Billy Slater supposedly spraining his ankle at training.
Bulldogs winger Brett Morris has declared that he’s not contemplating representative retirement ahead of the deciding Origin match.
Former Roosters coach Brian Smith is set to join the Kiwis’ World Cup staff as a technical analyst.
Blues forwards Boyd Cordner and Tyson Frizell are both expected to play, after completing an opposed training session on Sunday.