Scans have cleared Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess of a broken rib, and he’s still considered some chance of playing the Raiders this weekend.
Sharks five-eighth James Maloney will miss at least three weeks after undergoing surgery on a broken hand, which caused him to miss his side’s win over South Sydney.
As expected, the Sharks have confirmed the re-signing of captain Paul Gallen, for a further 12 months.
Panthers five-eighth Matt Moylan is optimistic of playing the Bulldogs on Thursday night, describing his early exit from the Panthers’ victory as “precautionary”.
Panthers winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak was reportedly attacked while helping out as a junior league official on the weekend. The Panthers and NRL are aware of the incident.
The Titans are expected to be without centre Konrad Hurrell for the next month, after he suffered a torn hamstring during his side’s loss to the Panthers.
Raiders forward Sia Soliola faces a lengthy stint on the sidelines after being referred directly to the judiciary for his late, high shot on Storm fullback Billy Slater.
Referees boss Tony Archer released a statement admitting that the aforementioned tackle by Sia Soliola warranted a send-off (so brace yourself for a wave of undeserved send-offs, as the NRL referees over-correct their inaction in the other direction).
Raiders winger Jordan Rapana faces a one match ban for his shoulder charge on Storm forward Nelson Asofa-Solomona, and two weeks if he fights the charge unsuccessfully.
Storm hooker Cameron Smith has been cleared of a major injury, with scans Sunday revealing a minor pectoral tear. He’s expected to return within the next three weeks at worst.
Warriors forward James Gavet has been ruled out for up to six weeks after suffering a broken arm at training.
Eels coach Brad Arthur fears the worst for utility Clint Gutherson, who suffered an ugly knee injury during his side’s win over the Tigers.
Blues advisor Peter Sterling has revealed that he may walk away from the position after just one year, as a result of the fall-out from the Blues series loss.