Sharks coach Shane Flanagan has indicated that superstar winger/mediocre fullback Valentine Holmes will remain on the wing for the foreseeable future, as it’s “his best position for us”.
The Roosters will be without winger Daniel Tupou for an extended period, after he suffered a torn pectoral during his side’s win over the Bulldogs.
Broncos utility back Jordan Kahu will miss 6-12 weeks after breaking his jaw in Brisbane’s upset win over the Cowboys.
Panthers forward Tim Browne is out indefinitely, following emergency surgery on a ruptured bowel suffered in his side’s ISP win over the Bears.
Raiders centre Joey Leilua appears set for an extended stint on the sidelines, having suffered a suspected syndesmosis injury after getting his ankle caught awkwardly in a tackle.
Raiders forward Charlie Gubb also appeared to suffer a groin injury while rising to play-the-ball.
The bad news is likely to get worse for Canberra, with forward Junior Paulo likely to face a suspension for his shoulder charge on Mitchell Pearce.
Negotiations to sell the Warriors are continuing, after current owner Eric Watson reportedly knocked back an offer of $22 million to buy the club.