Late Mail & Casualty Ward: Round 11 – Cartwright reprieve, Scott ACL blow

Parramatta Eels hardman Beau Scott has suffered a serious knee injury in the loss to the Warriors at ANZ Stadium. If his worst fears of ACL damage are confirmed the 34-year-old’s career could be over.

Scott, who played three Tests and 11 Origins, is off contract at the end of 2018 and will have no chance to push his claims for a new deal if his sidelined for an extended period.

The injury to Scott heaps more pain on the Eels who slumped to 2-9 after the loss to the Warriors.

Here is all the latest team news and injury updates for all 16 Telstra Premiership teams leading into round 11.

Gold Coast Titans v Newcastle Knights, Saturday 3pm at Cbus Super Stadium

Titans: Kevin Proctor has been formally ruled out after failing to overcome a groin strain, which hands a reprieve to Bryce Cartwright. Ryan James has shifted to the back row to allow Max King to start at prop. Nathan Peats is a confirmed starter at hooker, while Cartwright is now on the interchange bench and Kane Elgey was cut from the squad on Friday afternoon.

Knights: Jamie Buhrer has been elevated to the bench in place of veteran forward Chris Heighington. Jack Cogger was cut from Nathan Brown’s squad 24 hours before kick-off.

North Queensland Cowboys v South Sydney Rabbitohs, Saturday 5.30pm at 1300Smiles Stadium

Cowboys: Ben Hampton is battling an ankle injury and could be a late scratching. Jason Taumalolo (ankle) and Matt Scott (shoulder) missed training on Tuesday but coach Paul Green remains confident the pair will play. Shaun Fensom (elbow) could miss anywhere between no weeks to a month, with the courageous forward to be given every chance to prove his fitness.

Rabbitohs: The Rabbitohs have had a steady build-up and are almost certain to be 1-17. Richie Kennar and Roberts Jennings are both at least a week away from returning.

Melbourne Storm v Manly Sea Eagles, Saturday 7.35pm at AAMI Park

Storm: No late changes expected for the Storm with Brandon Smith coming in for the suspended Cameron Smith. Jahrome Hughes and Brodie Croft were the two players dropped from the squad 24 hours out from kick-off.

Sea Eagles: Trent Hodkinson is likely to stay on the bench and ease his way into the side as the Sea Eagles look to go back-to-back. Jorge Taufua and Tevita Funa were omitted from the squad 24 hours out from kick-off.

St George Illawarra Dragons v Canberra Raiders, Sunday 2pm at Glen Willow Oval, Mudgee

Dragons: Ben Hunt (cork) and Jack de Belin (hip) both completed training on Thursday. Veteran prop James Graham was not at the WIN Stadium session because of the impending birth of his second child.

Raiders: Blake Austin trained on Thursday morning and is likely to play on Sunday after shaking off an ankle injury. 

Cronulla Sharks v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, Sunday 4.10pm at Southern Cross Group Stadium

Sharks: Paul Gallen trained well this week and is set to return after another week off as a precaution. Luke Lewis (hamstring) won’t return to face the Bulldogs despite being named in Flanagan’s 21-man squad. He trained on his own on Thursday and said he’d be fit to return against Newcastle in round 12. Josh Dugan is also rated unlikely to play this week.

Bulldogs: Raymond Faitala-Mariner is in doubt for Sunday’s clash against the Sharks with an ankle complaint and won’t be risked if he is not 100 per cent.


Round 11 NRL Casualty Ward

Brisbane Broncos

Payne Haas is facing an extended stint on the sidelines with his shoulder injury while Jack Bird’s sternum injury is set to keep him out for three weeks.

Josh McGuire (ankle, round 13)
Jordan Kahu (jaw, round 12)
Andre Savelio (knee, season)
Matt Gillett (neck, round 16-18)
Payne Haas (shoulder, indefinite)
Alex Glenn (knee, round 14-15)
Jack Bird (sternum, round 12-14)

Canberra Raiders

Junior Paulo (foot, round 18)
Blake Austin (ankle, round 11-12)
Josh Hodgson (knee, round 16-18)

Canterbury Bulldogs

Aiden Tolman (ankle, round 13-15)
Danny Fualalo (ankle, round 16-19)
Raymond Faitala-Mariner (ankle, round 11-12)

Cronulla Sharks

Josh Dugan (broken foot, round 11-12)
Wade Graham (hamstring, round 13)
Scott Sorensen (broken hand, round 16)
Luke Lewis (calf, round 12)

Gold Coast Titans

Kevin Proctor (groin, round 11-13)
Keegan Hipgrave (wrist, round 11)
Will Matthews (concussion, indefinite)

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

Brad Parker’s return from a knee injury has been pushed back a further fortnight.

Lachlan Croker (ACL, season)
Jack Gosiewski (hand, round 13)
Curtis Sironen (knee, season)

Kelepi Tanginoa (knee, season)
Jorge Taufua (collarbone, round 12)
Brad Parker (knee, round 12-14)
Jono Wright (broken thumb, round 13)
Taniela Paseka (ankle, round 13-14)

Melbourne Storm

Jesse Bromwich (knee, round 13)
Sandor Earl (knee, round 17)
Cameron Smith (suspended, round 12)
Sam Kasiano (suspended, round 12)

Newcastle Knights

Mitchell Pearce (pectoral, round 18-22)
Tautau Moga (knee, season)
Nick Meaney (ankle, round 13)

North Queensland Cowboys

Shaun Fensom (elbow, round 11-15)
Kane Linnett (pectoral, round 13)

Jordan McLean (foot, round 16)
Josh Chudleigh (knee, season)
John Asiata (pectoral, round 18)

Parramatta Eels

A serious knee injury to veteran Beau Scott compounded the Eels’ woes after a 24-14 loss to the Warriors on Friday night. Scott left the field in the 61st minute and did not return.

Nathan Brown (ankle, round 13)
Beau Scott (knee, TBC)
Kane Evans (calf, round 12)
Tony Williams (knee, season)
Jarryd Hayne (hip flexor, round 12)
Greg Leleisiuao (thumb, round 15)
Kaysa Pritchard (groin, round 14)
Tim Mannah (eye, round 14)

Penrith Panthers

Peter Wallace (shoulder, round 13)
Dylan Edwards (shoulder, season)
Waqa Blake (ankle, round 14)

Tim Browne (bowel, retired)
Sam McKendry (knee, season)
Josh Mansour (cheekbone, indefinite)
Moses Leota (pectoral, round 17)

South Sydney Rabbitohs

The Rabbitohs are expected to be boosted by the returns of Richie Kennar (ankle), Tyrell Fuimaono (toe) and Robert Jennings (hamstring) in round 12. Fuimaono has been named for feeder team North Sydney on Sunday.

Richie Kennar (ankle, round 12)
Zane Musgrove (ankle, round 13) 
Tyrell Fuimaono (dislocated toe, round 12) 
Dean Britt (groin, indefinite) 
Robert Jennings (hamstring, round 12)

St George Illawarra Dragons

Jack de Belin (hip, round 11)
Ben Hunt (corked thigh, round 11)

Sydney Roosters

Daniel Tupou (pectoral, round 13-15)


Mason Lino (ankle, round 11)
Shaun Johnson (ankle, round 14)
Nathaniel Roache (neck, season)
Leivaha Pulu (foot, round 20)
Junior Pauga (knee, mid-season)

Wests Tigers

Josh Reynolds (shoulder, round 12)

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