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FuiFui Moimoi is flying with the team to NZ so may be an outside chance to play
Hodges and Hannant will definitely NOT play for the Broncos
M Minichiello has a fitness test friday.....even if passed fit he is only looking at a limited amount of game time
Orford is still uncertain to play. They may not want to risk him so early in the season. But he is tough and will probably want to play if given the chance
Champion will probably not be considered for the Storm. A calf strain re torn can be a another 4-6 weeks on the side line
Speculation that carney could be a starter for round one has been rubbished by Smith.
Carney put through his paces under Smith's gaze
March 11, 2011
On the way back? ... Todd Carney at training.
On the way back? ... Todd Carney at training. Photo: Getty Images
THE player's coach is adamant he will not play. The opposing coach is not so convinced. But the training session Todd Carney completed yesterday, on his own but watched carefully by coach Brian Smith, will do nothing to dispel speculation the Dally M medal winner might be given an 11th-hour call-up for tonight's round-one clash against South Sydney.
Carney was ruled out of the match on Monday due to a groin injury, and by all accounts was considered no chance. But since then he has been running freely, and after training with his teammates at Moore Park yesterday morning, he was put through his paces again afterwards, with Smith watching on as he ran, stepped and kicked.
Carney, who was said to be shattered to be ruled out, spoke with Smith after the session, and looked happy with what he heard. But if Carney was being given some good news about his fitness for tonight's clash, Smith was telling the Herald a different story.
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''Zero chance,'' he said. ''Nil.
Nothing. No chance at all. It's just because some people saw him training [on Wednesday] with our game squad. But he's still in the rehab squad. He's pretty close to a certainty for the week after. I'm not going to take the risk this week.''
South Sydney coach John Lang, who watched helplessly in the corresponding game last year as Carney, in his Roosters debut, destroyed his side, could not rule out the possibility of the five-eighth, who was replaced in the squad by Braith Anasta, playing.
''We'll see what happens,'' Lang said. ''I wouldn't be putting my house on it either way.
''Sometimes, people do make late changes. I'll wait until an hour before kick-off before I find out, and we'll make adjustments then.''
Whether he does or doesn't play, Lang wasn't entirely bothered. ''I don't think their game's going to change dramatically, whether he's there or not,'' the coach said.
Lang gives green light to Wesser as Rabbitohs roll out their big guns
March 11, 2011
SOUTH SYDNEY coach John Lang said he fully expected fullback Rhys Wesser to take the field tonight against the Roosters, despite an Achilles problem.
Wesser was unable to train on Wednesday due to the inflamed bursa, but after training last night, Lang said Wesser would almost certainly play. ''He's fine,'' Lang said. ''It's just something that needed a couple of days to settle down. He could have trained [on Wednesday] but we thought we'd rest him for a day so it doesn't flare up.''
Lang said centre Greg Inglis, back-rower Sam Burgess and hooker Issac Luke, who played no part in the Rabbitohs' trials, would all play.
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There was speculation yesterday that five-eighth Todd Carney would make an early return from groin troubles, but it was denied by coach Brian Smith and other officials.
North Queensland coach Neil Henry has not ruled out playing 18th man Tariq Sims, the brother of new signing Ashton, but his Brisbane counterpart Anthony Griffin isn't expected to make any late changes to his squad in his first NRL fixture, at Suncorp Stadium tonight. Centre Justin Hodges (hamstring) is expected to return in round two.
St George Illawarra winger Brett Morris still has a hip pointer problem, stemming from the World Club Challenge win over Wigan, but he has been training all week and is expected to play against the Titans tomorrow night at Skilled Park.
Gold Coast back-rower Mark Minichiello, named as 18th man, will have to pass a fitness test on his troublesome groin this morning if he is to line up.
Melbourne are expected to be 1-17 against the Sea Eagles tomorrow night, with coach Craig Bellamy likely to leave out new signing Beau Champion, who has a calf problem. That's provided second-rower Sika Manu and centre Chase Stanley (both knee) are passed fit. Manly are expected to be 1-17.
Parramatta prop Fuifui Moimoi travelled to Auckland yesterday and is a chance of playing against the Warriors despite an arm injury. The Warriors are expected to be as named.
New Canberra halfback Matt Orford is in extreme doubt to debut for the Raiders, against Cronulla on Sunday, due to an abductor strain. Coach David Furner is considering using Alan Tongue in the halves if he is ruled out. Michael Picker and Sam Williams are on standby, while the Sharks are expected to be as named.
Both Penrith and Newcastle are expected to be as named for their clash on Sunday, as are Monday night combatants Canterbury and Wests Tigers. Tigers forwards Todd Payten (calf) and prop Bryce Gibbs (knee) are still to be cleared.
All these are more have already been updated on our injury list: http://www.injuryupdate.com.au/nrl.php