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The Rabbitohs suffered a double blow in their loss to the Panthers at halfback on Thursday evening Dean Hawkins and fullback Yay Gray ruled out due to injuries.

After scoring an early try for South Sydney, Hawkins left the field in the 25th minute after injuring his quad on a kick-off, while Gray was believed to have suffered a syndesmosis injury.

“It’s not good. Jye looks like he has a syndesmosis and Dean has a quad strain, so not ideal,” interim coach Ben Hornby said after the game.

There were also concerns for prop Jai Arrow late in the match, when he felt discomfort in his second match back after a shoulder injury sustained in Round 1.

“Jai is doing fine. He took a few hits and we thought about taking him out of the match at the end of the match, but he said it was okay to stay on, so that’s usually a good sign for us,” Hornby added.

Injuries saw interim coach Ben Hornby make several changes midway through the match, with Damien Cook switching to wing-back in his 200th game, Jack Wighton coming into the half from the center and Peter Mamouzelos coming in at hooker.

Veteran prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has had to suspend celebrations of his 300th match against Sydney Roosters after being ruled out of Friday night’s trip to Brisbane to face the Broncos.

Roosters coach Trent Robinson said Waerea-Hargreaves had an “old man’s injury”.

β€œIt’s very small, but not good enough to play,” he said. “He would be celebrating his 300 games for the Roosters, which is our highest honour. We enjoy that and you get a golden cockerel for that, but it won’t be tomorrow night so we’ll have to keep it for another week.” “

Veteran winger Daniel Tupou also dropped out on Friday after missing last week’s ANZAC Day match due to a knee injury Victor Radley fell from the reserve list after also being sidelined in round 8 (hamstring).

The Panthers opted not to play Nathan Cleary against the Rabbitohs in Round 9, as he continues to return to full strength after a recent layoff with a hamstring injury.

The club said their star No. 7 has been rested as a precaution, with no suggestion there has been another setback with the injury he suffered in Round 3, which sidelined him for just over a month.

The 26-year-old returned to the field in Round 8 for the match against the Cowboys and played the full 80 minutes.

Meanwhile, Parramatta fullback Clint Gutherson has been ruled out of Origin contention after knee surgery.

The Eels confirmed that Gutherson had undergone minor surgery on his knee and would be unavailable for up to five weeks.

Gutherson played four Origins for NSW and was part of the team that defeated Queensland 24-10 in the third match of last year’s series.

The Dolphins will be without Kenny Bromwich (concussion) for their trip to Townsville in Round 9, but are boosted by the return of Felise Kaufusi (hamstring) and Connelly Lemuelu (knee), while captain Jesse Bromwich appears ready to play despite a calf problem that ended his game last week.

More good news for the club: prop Tom Flegler The shoulder injury he suffered in Round 5 is unlikely to require surgery as his return time remains undetermined.

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The Storm will be without an in-form winger Xavier Coates (hamstring) for the game against the Titans, who will be without an enforcer themselves Moeaki Fotuaika due to a concussion.

Dragon center Moses Suli will also miss Round 9 as he is under the NRL concussion protocol, while the Raiders will reassess progress Pasami Saulos lower back injury after their Round 10 bye to see if he is fit to return for the Magic Round.

Despite all failing to complete last Sunday’s victory over the Dolphins, the Knights have named Jacob Saifiti (lower leg), Jed Cartwright (single) and Greg Marzhew (only) to face the Warriors.

Storm Prop Nelson Asofa-Solomona and Wests Tigers skipper Api Koroisau will also shake off hamstring and back problems respectively to take the field in Round 9.

Captain of the Raiders Elliott Whitehead (calf), Roosterwing Daniel Tupou (knee) and Warriors back rower Kurt Capewell (throat) head up the big injury returns for round 9.

Luciano Leilua (calf) and Jacob Preston (jaw) are a chance to also get back on the field after being included in the reserves of their respective clubs.

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Brisbane Broncos

  • Jock Madden (chest, to be confirmed)
  • Ezra Mam (finger, round 9)
  • Selwyn Cobbo (shoulder, round 9)

Canberra raiders

  • Elliott Whitehead (calf, round 9)
  • Corey Horsburgh (groin, rounds 11-13)
  • Jordan Rapana (knee, rounds 11-13)
  • Jamal Fogarty (biceps, round 20)
  • Pasami Saulo (back, TBD)
  • Zac Hosking (shoulder, undetermined)
  • Corey Harawira-Naera (assault/medical, indefinite term)

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs

  • Chris Patolo (knee, rounds 14-16)
  • Kurt Mann (hand, round 9)
  • Jacob Preston (jaw, round 9)
  • Ryan Sutton (knee, round 12)
  • Daniel Suluka-Fifita (knee, round 12)
  • Karl Oloapu (neck, undetermined)

Cronulla sharks

  • Toby Rudolf (quad, round 9)
  • Jesse Colquhoun (foot, undetermined)


  • Jesse Bromwich (calf, round 9)
  • Kenny Bromwich (concussion, round 10)
  • Connelly Lemuelu (knee, round 9)
  • Herbie Farnworth (shoulder, undetermined)
  • Anthony Milford (suspended, round 9)
  • Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow (hamstring, round 11)
  • Tom Flegler (shoulder, round 13)
  • Felise Kaufusi (hamstring, round 9)
  • Tom Gilbert (knee, season)

Titans of the Gold Coast

  • Harley Smith-Shields (belly, round 9)
  • Moeaki Fotuaika (concussion, TBA)
  • Sam Verrills (head knock, round 9)
  • Phil Sami (single, round 9)
  • Keenan Palasia (quad, round 9)
  • Jayden Campbell (knee, rounds 11-13)
  • Tino Fa’asuamaleaui (knee, season)

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles

  • Ben Trbojevic (hamstring, round 10-11)
  • Toafofoa Sipley (knee, round 9)

Melbourne storm

  • Nelson Asofa-Solomona (hamstring, round 9)
  • Xavier Coates (hamstring, round 10)
  • Tepai Moeroa (back, indefinite)
  • Chris Lewis (knee, rounds 10-11)
  • Tui Kamikamica (calf, round 10)
  • Jonah Pezet (knee, season)

Knights of Newcastle

  • Greg Marzhew (single, round 9)
  • Jacob Safiti (lower leg, round 9)
  • Jed Cartwright (single, round 9)
  • Tom Jenkins (knee, round 9)
  • Tyson Frizell (hamstring, round 10)
  • Jack Hetherington (suspended, round 9)
  • Kalyn Ponga (foot, round 20)

North Queensland Cowboys

  • Heilum Luki (single, round 9)
  • Murray Taulagi (hamstring, round 10)
  • Tom Chester (hamstring, round 13)
  • Jamayne Taunoa-Brown (Achilles, midseason)
  • Coen Hess (knee, season)
  • Zac Laybutt (knee, season)

Parramatta eel

  • Clint Gutherson (knee, round 14)
  • Bryce Cartwright (ribs, round 10)
  • Toni Mataele (hamstring, round 11)
  • Mitch Moses (foot, round 12)
  • Ofahiki Ogden (pec, round 18)
  • Haze Dunster (foot, Round 18-20)
  • Arthur Miller-Stephen (knee, season)

Penrith Panthers

  • Nathan Cleary (hamstring, round 10)
  • Sunia Turuva (personal, round 9)
  • Scott Sorensen (knee, TBD)
  • Moses Leota (shoulder, round 9)

South Sydney Rabbitohs

  • Dean Hawkins (quad, TBD)
  • Jye Gray (single, TBA)
  • Tyrone Munro (collarbone, to be confirmed)
  • Richie Kennar (knee, TBD)
  • Latrell Mitchell (suspended, round 10)
  • Alex Johnston (hamstring, round 10)
  • Campbell Graham (sternum, round 18)
  • Tevita Tatola (foot, Round 18-20)
  • Lachlan Ilias (leg, undetermined)

St George Illawarra Dragons

  • Moses Suli (concussion, TBD)
  • Mikaele Ravalawa (knee, round 9)
  • Luciano Leilua (calf, round 9)
  • Corey Allan (knee, season)

Sydney Hanen

  • Michael Jennings (triceps, TBA)
  • Sitili Tupouniua (head knock, round 9)
  • Daniel Tupou (knee, round 10)
  • Victor Radley (hamstring, round 10)
  • Sandon Smith (elbow, round 9)
  • Spencer Leniu (suspended, round 10)
  • Billy Smith (single, indefinite)


  • Freddy Lussick (suspension, round 10)
  • Paul Roache (concussion, round 10)
  • Chanel Harris-Tavita (calf, round 13)
  • Jazz Tevaga (hamstring, rounds 13-15)
  • Bunty Afoa (hamstring, round 9)
  • Marata Niukore (foot, round 14)
  • Demitric Sifakula (knee, midseason)
  • Kurt Capewell (throat, round 9)
  • Luke Metcalf (broken leg, late season)

Wests Tigers

  • Junior Tupou (foot, to be determined)
  • Star To’a (single, round 9)
  • Api Koroisau (back, round 9)
  • Adam Doueihi (knee, round 17)