Injuries

League

Krisnan Inu out for five weeks as injuries hit Bulldogs

Michael Carayannis Canterbury have been stung by a stack of injuries with Krisnan Inu joining Sam Kasiano and Greg Eastwood on the sidelines ahead of their round one clash against Brisbane on Friday night.

League

Kyle Stanley hopes injuries are behind him

Kyle Stanley

Michael Carayannis If four knee reconstructions weren't enough for Kyle Stanley to battle through, the St George Illawarra utility heads into this year off contract and playing a new position.

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Cornish impressive in trial as Raiders see off Storm without injuries

Jon Tuxworth Ricky Stuart was only concerned with one number after Saturday's 20-12 trial win in Melbourne - zero injuries.

Injuries threaten to derail Australia's World Cup campaign

Australia's Jarryd Hayne is tackled by US player Matthew Petersen, during the World Cup Rugby League quarterfinal match at the Racecourse Ground, Wrexham Wales, Saturday Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Martin Rickett/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE

Brad Walter Injuries have suddenly become a major threat to Australia's hopes of regaining the World Cup after Billy Slater was assisted from the field with the knee problem in the Kangaroos' quarter-final...

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League

Raider injuries spur Cowboys

North Queensland coach Neil Henry says his side will exploit Canberra's depleted back-line stocks.

Titans down to the bare bones as injuries bite

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Michael Carayannis With more than half of their salary cap sidelined, the Titans are close to exhausting their playing stocks as they ready for Sunday's crucial clash with the Roosters.

League

Tigers' injuries curse strikes again

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Michael Chammas The Wests Tigers' season has been thrown into disarray after three of their key players suffered serious injuries in their side's 20-10 loss to Brisbane at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday night.

League

Flanagan backs Gordon as injuries to Morris, Stewart open Origin door

Michael Gordon

Adrian Proszenko, Michael Chammas Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan believes Michael Gordon is ready for an Origin recall after Brett Stewart and Brett Morris were all but ruled out of the opener to the interstate series.

League

Men down: Boyd, Uate injuries compound Newcastle's woes

Elijah Taylor

Robert Dillon Back-line game-breakers Darius Boyd and Akuila Uate suffered possible long-term injuries on Sunday as Newcastle endured a demoralising loss to the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium.

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Rugby League

Injuries cruel Daley's origin preparation

Jarryd Hayne

NSW coach Laurie Daley may be forced to name an extended squad on Sunday.

League

Blues look to Merritt as injuries take their toll

Nathan Merritt

Michael Carayannis Nathan Merritt's dreams of a long-awaited State of Origin call-up may become a reality as NSW deal with a fullback crisis heading into game two in Brisbane on June 26.

League

Iceman Trent Hodkinson rediscovers form of old to get Bulldogs running hot

Trent Hodkinson of the Bulldogs celebrates his match-winning drop goal against the Warriors.

Chris Barrett When Canterbury splashed out for a budding halfback by the name of Trent Hodkinson in mid-2010 they hoped they were signing the new Brett Kimmorley.

Injuries clip Eagles' wings after soaring performance

Glenn Stewart

Michael Chammas Manly's victory was comfortable on the scoreboard, but the aftermath could leave coach Geoff Toovey with an almighty headache leading into the finals.

League

Judiciary, injuries threaten Manly

Steve Matai

Glenn Jackson MANLY'S hopes of defending their premiership may come down to two separate pieces of correspondence that they will receive today.

Asotasi on mission to succeed after shaking off injuries

Glenn Jackson IN THE rugby league hardness stakes, Roy Asotasi won't be beaten by many; he's a combination of granite and gangsta rap lyrics.

League

Injuries rule Slater out of All Stars match

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Brad Walter Melbourne Storm officials say they hope Billy Slater will be fit for the World Club Challenge against Leeds on February 22 after he withdrew from the NRL All Stars match due to a couple of injuries.

Injuries spoil Knights' win

Newcastle NRL centre Timana Tahu described the mood in the Knights dressing room on Monday night as that of a side that had been flogged.

League

Raiders injuries a chance for juniors: Belcher

Josh Dugan

David Polkinghorne Canberra Raiders legend Gary Belcher said the club's injury woes highlighted the importance of its junior development program after four more players went down to injury and illness on the weekend.

Rugby league

Hurt shocker: coaches want refs to stop for injuries

Kyle O'Donnell

Brad Walter and Glenn Jackson WAYNE BENNETT and Tim Sheens, the two most experienced and successful coaches in the NRL, are angered over the failure of on-field officials to stop play for seriously injured players in weekend...

Back with a bang as teams hit hard by a flood of early-season injuries

James Tedesco

Michael Chammas THE weather conditions did little to diminish the excitement surrounding the opening round of the NRL, but they certainly took their toll on the players.