The Panthers have lost fullback Dallin Watene-Zelezniak for at least three weeks, due to a hamstring tear suffered during his side’s win over the Warriors.
In better news for Penrith, winger Josh Mansour is set to return to training this week, ahead of a potential Round 19 return from his brutal face injury.
Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has revealed that he’ll make an announcement on where he’ll be playing next year “this week some time”, with the Eels looming as a potential landing spot.
Austin’s Raiders teammate Joseph Tapine is facing a two-week suspension for dangerous contact on Bulldogs hooker Michael Lichaa.
Finally on Canberra, the Raiders have handed fullback Jack Wighton a six-game suspension following his assault charge, but the NRL Integrity Unit have yet to decide whether or not that penalty is sufficient.
After being dropped to reserve grade this week, Bulldogs winger Marcelo Montoya then suffered a hamstring injury, that was so severe he had to be taken to hospital.
The Roosters have reportedly agreed to terms on a long-term extension for head coach Trent Robinson, that will keep him at Bondi until the end of 2022.