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Maxigesic Recovery Report: Niukore progressing

Back rower Marata Niukore is scheduled to return to team training soon as he continues his recovery from a minor foot fracture.

He picked up the injury in the club’s second Preseason Challenge match against the Dolphins on February 24.

One New Zealand Warriors head of performance Balin Cupples said Niukore is now into the early running phase of his recovery.

He is building into change of direction and skill involvement as he works towards returning to team training in the coming weeks.

Cupples said fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad is “progressing well in his final stage of high intensity running”. He continues to lift his involvement in both part team drills and full team skills.

Promising young back rower Leka Halasima is into the “early phase return to run” stage of his recovery programme following a moderate ankle sprain. He is building his running volumes as he looks to return to some team integration from next week.


Leka Halasima Ankle Rd 6
Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad Hamstring Rd 4-5
Marata Niukore Foot TBC
Demitric Sifakula Knee Midseason


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