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Choc still in doubt for us

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, May 14, 2012.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Report Card: Papalii out until Round 12

    NRL.com Mon, May 14, 2012 - 2:15 PM

    In some welcome news for the Canberra Raiders, forward Josh Papalii has been cleared of a fracture to his arm and is likely to be available for the club when they take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs in Round 12.

    X-rays of Papalii’s right forearm have cleared him of any fracture and it appears he may have instead suffered some minor nerve damage to his arm.

    Papalii will now undergo intense physio and medical treatment over the next fortnight, in a bid to make him available for Canberra’s next clash.

    In other injury news, Queensland hopefuls Justin Hodges (Broncos) and Dane Nielsen (Storm) are both expected to be fit for the first Harvey Norman State of Origin clash. Hodges was a late exclusion from the Broncos on Friday night, while Nielsen suffered a knee injury late in the Storm’s clash against the Sharks.

    Despite tweeting the injury as only a ‘stinger’, Anthony Watmough is still in doubt for the Sea Eagles clash against the Roosters, after having no feeling in his right arm and shoulder directly after the game.

    Roosters fullback Anthony Minichiello will be monitored throughout the week after being involved in a head clash at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday night, while Warriors back Jerome Ropati will be sidelined indefinitely after dislocating his knee just before halftime.

    Titans halfback Scott Prince will be have his hamstring injury monitored after he was forced to leave the field after 60 minutes on Friday. With the bye this week, Prince is expected to be right for the Titans' trip to Newcastle in Round 12.
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Rest him if he isn't fully fit
     
  3. Supernintendo Chalmers

    Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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    he'll play.. and he'll play a game winning blinder too leaving ricky to look like an even bigger fool.
     
  4. The Who

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    If ever we need Lussick to live up to his early promise, the match with Easts and their big boppers is it.
     
  5. Jono

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    Ricky has picked a team I am very proud of. There is a lot of passion for the state in that team he chose. Choc would have been there if he didn't do his shoulder. Greg Bird would have been 18th man. He might very well play, and have a blinder. However, that means Choc doesn't have to train until Saturday. Sticky doesn't have time for stragglers. He has 8 days to get these guys to mould into a team. That's an enormous feat.

    Plus, we already have 5 out for this game, we don't need a 6th. We are the hardest hit team in the Comp this week .

    Brisbane: Thaiday, Hannett, Seventy-Cents-A-Litre, Gillett, Hodges (5)
    Manly: B Stewart, G Stewart, Bhurer, Williams, DCE (18th Man) (5)
    Cowboys: Tate, Thurston, Scott, Tamou (4)
    Storm: Slater, Smith, Cronk (3)
    Titans: Bird, Harrison, Myles (3)
    Dragons: Creagh, Merrin (2)
    Sharks: Carney, Gallen (2)
    Knights: Uate, Boyd (2)
    Souths: Taylor, Inglis (2)
    Panthers: Lewis (1)
    Windsor: Jennings (1)
    Canberra: Shillington (1)
    Roosters: Pearce (1)
    Tigers: Farah (1)
    Bulldogs: Morris (1)
    Eels: Hayne (1)
    Warriors: - (0)

    Not a bad split when you think about what QLD used to be like (10 Brisbane, 7 Melbourne). Funny how Windsor got more in the squad than Warriors.

    Only person missing is NSW's 18th man. Do we know who that is?
     
  6. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

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    As I stated before, NSW selectors are always retro-active in their selections.
    The team that wins the previous GF have predominantly the most reps in the Blues team - not the team leading the current pointscore.

    When St Illawarra won the GF, the next year they had 10 in the rep side.
    Surely, the current Sharks' team must have some damn good players - they bowled over Melbourne - but they have TWO chosen! And Souths who are now equal with us have ZERO players in the NSW team?

    And Melbourne? Leading point-score but there's no one in the NSW Team?

    Unfoirtunately Ricky lives in the past - by about 8 months!
     
  7. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    choc tweeted last night

    @AnthonyWatmough
    Really want to say a big thanks to everyone who tweeted to me u guys are all champs! The neck is fine see u guys on Sunday at brookie
     
  8. Fluffy

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    Thats because Inglis is playing for QLD not his correct state and as per normal the bunnies are way above thier final position, Melbourne is full of QLD'ers bar Hoffman and Cronulla have the champion team not team of champions thing going.
     
  9. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Manly have 4 out. DCE is not out on Sunday. He can play for Manly.
     
  10. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Choc trained today and he and Manly say he was not ruled out of Origin due to injury. Look out Chooks, here comes the army of 1.
     

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