Four players have come off the One New Zealand Warriors’ injury list this week.
While captain Tohu Harris (knee) and Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad (concussion) have been named to return in the club’s Magic Round clash against Penrith in Brisbane on Sunday, centre Rocco Berry (quadricep) has been selected to make his comeback with the club’s top of the table New South Wales Cup side.
The 21-year-old Berry made 15 NRL appearances in 2021 and 2022 but has had a disrupted start to 2023 playing just three NSW Cup games so far.
Fullback Taine Tuaupiki, ruled out of the NRL encounter with the Roosters, is also back in the extended first-grade squad this week.
Close to making a return is offseason signing Luke Metcalf. The former Cronulla Sutherland standoff impressed in the Preseason Challenge match against the Wests Tigers in February but has been sidelined since with a hamstring complaint. It’s anticipated he’ll be available next week.
Head of performance Balin Cupples said forward Mitchell Barnett has a specialist appointment next week to determine his return to play timeline from the neck injury which forced him of the field in the round three win over North Queensland.
Centre Brayden Wiliame, who featured in the first two NRL matches of the year, is working towards a comeback from a calf injury in round 13.
Cupples said middle forward Jazz Tevaga is in the acute phase of the calf tear he suffered against the Storm while standoff Te Maire Martin is still in the non-weight bearing phase of his post-fibula surgery.
|Te Maire Martin||Fibula||Round 15|
|Luke Metcalf||Hamstring||Round 11|
|Brayden Wiliame||Calf||Round 13|