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Roosters captain Jake Friend was forced from the field in the first half of Friday night's clash against Souths after a head clash and did not return.

Friend was hurt while trying to make a tackle and went off for a HIA which he failed. It is feared he may have suffered a cheekbone fracture although Roosters coach Trent Robinson said that the No.9 would need scans to confirm the extent of the injury.

Meanwhile, Parramatta pivot Dylan Brown is a chance to make his return from an ankle injury in week one of the finals.

Eels coach Brad Arthur said they're hoping to have him back in round one of the finals but would wait until their second match of the playoffs if it would be too risky next week.

Brisbane star Kotoni Staggs left the field early in Thursday's match with the Cowboys with a torn ACL.

The tear was confirmed on Friday, a major blow for both the Broncos and the NSW Blues, ruling him out of contention for the State of Origin series at year's end and the early part of the 2021 season.

Utility back Richie Kennar sprained his shoulder but is expected to make a full recovery.

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Knights coach Adam O'Brien is confident second-rower Lachlan Fitzgibbon will overcome a groin injury in time for their sudden-death finals fixture next week.

Fitzgibbon was hurt against the Dragons last round and wasn't picked for Friday's clash with the Titans due to a five-day turnaround.

O'Brien said the key forward was "tracking nicely" towards being right for the playoffs. Versatile playmaker Tex Hoy (hamstring) will also be given every chance to press for selection.

Tom Trbojevic is almost certain to be fit in time for State of Origin with Manly saying he should recover from a shoulder injury in "a couple of weeks".



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The Casualty Ward

Brisbane Broncos

Kotoni Staggs left the field early in Thursday's match with the Cowboys with a knee injury.

Brisbane forward David Fifita will undergo ankle surgery after being injured in round 19 against Parramatta.

It is unknown when he will be able to return to the playing field, which is bad news for Queensland as he would have been an automatic selection for State of Origin in November.

  • Kotoni Staggs (knee, 2021)
  • Richie Kennar (shoulder, off-season)
  • Jake Turpin (hand, off-season)
  • Tyson Gamble (concussion, off-season)
  • Keenan Palasia (knee, off-season)
  • Thomas Flegler (shoulder, off-season)
  • David Fifita (ankle, Origin 1-2 TBC)
  • Anthony Milford (hamstring, off-season)
  • Tevita Pangai jnr (stood down, off-season)
  • Tesi Nui (wrist, off-season)
  • Matt Lodge (knee, off-season)
  • Jack Bird (ACL, off-season)

Canberra Raiders

  • Sia Soliola (facial fracture, round 20)
  • Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (rib, finals week 1)
  • George Williams (head knock, finals week 1)
  • Jordan Rapana (knee, finals week 1)
  • John Bateman (rested, finals week 1)
  • Elliott Whitehead (rested, finals week 1)
  • Jarrod Croker (rested, finals week 1)
  • Jack Wighton (rested, finals week 1)
  • Michael Oldfield (thumb, finals week 1)
  • Corey Horsburgh (foot, indefinite)
  • Emre Guler (ankle, indefinite)
  • Curtis Scott (leg, season)
  • Andre Niko (knee, season)
  • Josh Hodgson (knee, season)
  • Bailey Simonsson (shoulder, season)

Canterbury Bulldogs

  • Lachlan Lewis (head knock, round 20)
  • Matt Doorey (knee, season)
  • Dylan Napa (knee, season)
  • Ofahiki Ogden (cheekbone, season)
  • Joe Stimson (shoulder, season)
  • Adam Elliott (shoulder, season)
  • Kieran Foran (pectoral, season)

Cronulla Sharks

Star playmaker Shaun Johnson underwent surgery for a ruptured achilles on Tuesday and faces five months on the sidelines.

Josh Dugan (knee) and Sione Katoa (leg) will miss round 20 with minor injuries.

  • Wade Graham (suspension, round 20)
  • Siosifa Talakai (rested, finals week 1)
  • Josh Dugan (knee, finals week 1)
  • Sione Katoa (leg, finals week 1)
  • Chad Townsend (suspension, finals week 1)
  • Matt Moylan (hamstring, season)
  • Shaun Johnson (Achilles, season)
  • Royce Hunt (knee, season)
  • Bronson Xerri (suspended, indefinite)
  • Cameron King (ACL, season)

Gold Coast Titans

  • Keegan Hipgrave (calf, season)
  • Beau Fermor (hamstring, season)
  • Erin Clark (compassionate leave, season)
  • Jaimin Jolliffe (ankle, season)
  • Ryan James (knee, season)
  • Dale Copley (pectoral, season)

Manly Sea Eagles

  • Reuben Garrick (shoulder, round 20)
  • Tom Trbojevic (shoulder, Origin I)
  • Addin Fonua-Blake (knee, season)
  • Dylan Walker (foot, season)
  • Manase Fainu (stood down/shoulder, season)
  • Josh Schuster (ankle, season)
  • Cade Cust (ankle, season)
  • Jorge Taufua (ruptured Achilles, season)
  • Joel Thompson (ankle, season)
  • Brendan Elliot (knee, season)
  • Moses Suli (foot, season)

Melbourne Storm

  • Ryan Papenhuyzen (Achilles, round 20)
  • Paul Momirovski (finger, round 20)
  • Cameron Smith (rested, finals week 1)
  • Cameron Munster (rested, finals week 1)
  • Jahrome Hughes (rested, finals week 1)
  • Jesse Bromwich (rested, finals week 1)
  • Josh Addo-Carr (rested, finals week 1)
  • Brenko Lee (rested, finals week 1)
  • Justin Olam (rested, finals week 1)
  • Nelson Asofa-Solomona (rested, finals week 1)
  • Suliasi Vunivalu (hamstring, finals week 1)
  • Tino Fa'asuamaleaui (calf, finals week 1)
  • Kenny Bromwich (head knock, finals week 1)
  • Felise Kaufusi (knee, finals week one)
  • Dale Finucane (calf, finals week one)
  • Marion Seve (knee, season)

Newcastle Knights

  • Lachlan Fitzgibbon (groin, finals week 1)
  • Tex Hoy (hamstring, finals week 1)
  • Tim Glasby (concussion, retired)
  • Andrew McCullough (hamstring, season)
  • Connor Watson (Achilles, season)
  • Jayden Brailey (knee, season)
  • Blake Green (knee, season)

North Queensland Cowboys

Cowboys skipper Michael Morgan has ruled himself out of the 2020 State of Origin series in November following a calf injury.

  • Josh McGuire (suspension, round 20)
  • John Asiata (suspension, round 20)
  • Michael Morgan (calf, season)
  • Reece Robson (hamstring, season)
  • Daejarn Asi (knee, season)

Parramatta Eels

  • Marata Niukore (rib, finals week 1)
  • Ray Stone (thumb, finals week 1)
  • Dylan Brown (ankle, finals week two)
  • Peni Terepo (personal leave, indefinite)

Penrith Panthers

  • Dylan Edwards (rested, finals week 1)
  • Viliame Kikau (rested, finals week 1)
  • Stephen Crichton (rested, finals week 1)
  • Charlie Staines (hamstring, indefinite)

South Sydney Rabbitohs

  • Jack Johns (finger, round 20)
  • Jaydn Su'A (suspension, finals week 1)
  • James Roberts (pectoral, indefinite)
  • Ethan Lowe (neck, season)
  • Tom Amone (knee, season)
  • Braidon Burns (knee, season)
  • Latrell Mitchell (hamstring, season)

St George Illawarra Dragons

Dragons utility Ben Hunt will miss the final round of the season through suspension but will be available for the 2020 State of Origin series in November despite suffering a hip injury last week.

  • Euan Aitken (hamstring, round 20)
  • Adam Clune (hamstring, round 20)
  • Billy Brittain (head knock, round 20)
  • Ben Hunt (suspension/hip, Origin I)
  • Trent Merrin (hamstring, season)
  • Korbin Sims (calf, season)
  • Jack de Belin (stood down)

Sydney Roosters

  • Jake Friend (facial injury, TBC)
  • Joey Manu (rested, finals week 1)
  • Isaac Liu (rested, finals week 1)
  • Lindsay Collins (rested, finals week 1)
  • Victor Radley (knee, season)
  • Sam Verrills (knee, season)
  • Billy Smith (knee, season)


Inspirational Warriors captain Roger Tuivasa-Sheck's season is over a week early after the fullback suffered a hamstring injury in his side's loss to the Raiders.

  • Eliesa Katoa (hand, round 20)
  • Patrick Herbert (hamstring, round 20)
  • Jazz Tevaga (head knock, round 20)
  • Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (hamstring, season)
  • Leeson Ah Mau (pectoral, season)
  • Rocco Berry (back, season)
  • Nathaniel Roache (knee, season)
  • Leivaha Pulu (compassionate leave, season)
  • Agnatius Paasi (compassionate leave, season)
  • David Fusitu'a (compassionate leave, season)
  • Ken Maumalo (compassionate leave, season)
  • King Vuniyayawa (compassionate leave, season)
  • Taane Milne (knee, season)
  • Jackson Frei (knee, season)
  • Bunty Afoa (knee, season)
  • Selestino Ravutaumada (season)

Wests Tigers

Wests Tigers prop Josh Aloiai has been cleared of an ACL injury, with scans instead revealing cartilage damage.

The front-rower won't face the Eels on Saturday and will be further assessed by a specialist.

Winger David Nofoaluma has also escaped serious injury after he limped off against the Storm and could play in the final round while co-captain Moses Mbye has successfully undergone a knee arthroscopy and will be available for Origin.

  • Sam McIntyre (head knock, round 20)
  • Luke Brooks (suspension, round 20)
  • David Nofoaluma (leg, round 20)
  • Moses Mbye (knee, Origin I)
  • Russell Packer (concussion, season)
  • Sam McIntyre (concussion, season)
  • Josh Aloiai (knee, season)
  • Billy Walters (knee, season)