The Cowboys have lost forward Jordan McLean for three months, with their star recruit booked in for surgery due to a foot injury suffered in his side’s loss to the Panthers.
Sharks prop Andrew Fifita has joined Broncos forward Tevita Pangai Jr in knocking back a possible Origin jersey and declaring his allegiance to Tonga.
Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess is expected to contest his dangerous contact charge for raising his elbow, and would miss two weeks if found guilty.
Bulldogs forward Aidan Tolman is expected to miss “a couple of months” due to an ankle injury.
Storm centre Will Chambers faces a two-week suspension for a different dangerous contact charge, from a tackle on Paul Gallen.
The Sea Eagles have been dealt a massive blow, losing back-rowers Curtis Sironen and Kelepi Tanganoa to season-ending ACL injuries in the win over the Raiders.
Manly have also likely lost star fullback Tom Trbojevic for two weeks due to an ankle injury.
In positive news for Trbojevic, Blues coach Brad Fittler all but guaranteed his spot in the New South Wales team if healthy, saying that “if he’s at his best and he’s fit and strong, then he’s got to be somewhere; he’s too good”.
A horror round of knee injuries continued on Sunday afternoon, with the Knights losing centre Tautau Moga to the fourth ACL injury of his career.
Eels outside back Jarryd Hayne is set to miss a month of football due to the hip injury that’s ruled him out of the Easter Monday clash with the Tigers.