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Casualty Ward, Round 25, ins and outs, injuries, Cameron Murray concussion, HIA, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Sydney Roosters, Jared Waerea Hargreaves, Kenny Bromwich, Sam Verrills

The Roosters-Rabbitohs grudge match was televised on Friday night – and it featured injuries that could have a huge impact on both sides’ finals campaigns.

Rabbitohs star Cameron Murray suffered a serious concussion in the opening minutes of Friday night’s grudge match against the Roosters.

A header hit Sydney’s Kevin Naiqama in the hip as he tried to tackle him. Murray looked dazed and fell to the field as he struggled to regain his feet. After being sent off immediately, HI collapsed.

“It looks like one of the toughest balls,” said Fox League analyst Dan Ginnane.

“What a blow this is to South Sydney at the moment,” Mick Ennis said. “Their most important player is Cameron Murray. Their batsman, their key, their inspirational captain… this will be a big loss for Souths.

Murray had already taken a head knock in the original decider.

Things got worse for Souths when the harried Silva Havili was sent off for two highs – one in the 21st minute, then again in the 47th minute. NRL rules require any player sent off twice for the HI to be immediately excluded for the remainder of the game, regardless of whether he has passed the first.

Meanwhile, second rower Jai Arrow struggled in the second half with a major leg problem – near what appeared to be a muscle.

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Cameron Murray is sent off with a header.Source: FOX SPORTS

Chickens were not exempt from the massacre. Striker Jared Warea-Hargreaves was lost in the dugout with a hamstring strain. Matt Russell told Fox League on the sidelines that the Roosters “just had a strained shoulder,” and while he hasn’t returned to the game, he’s been seen riding a bike on the sidelines of a workout.

“That’s a big loss, that’s a big risk,” Dan Ginane said in his comments. “This is usually at least a week’s worth of damage.”

Around the 60th minute, Sydney center Joseph Manu was forced off the field in great pain and shaking after suffering a calf muscle injury in his left leg.

Mick Ennis said: “It’s a terrible injury. Terrible beating. Racing in the Premiership and their run for the title is the X-Factor.

Roosters winger Sam Verrills limped off the pitch in the 57th minute and went straight to the dressing room for treatment on a hand injury.

Joseph Manu rolled off the field.Source: FOX SPORTS

Storm Lost Star Head Knocker.

On Thursday night, Storm prop Kenny Bromwich fell to HI after a tough tackle from Eels player Mitch Moses.

Bromwich’s head landed hard when the 33-year-old lost the ball in the 50th minute.

Fox League’s Cooper Cronk said: “Bromich is not well and is struggling to get going.

“It’s a tough sport, it doesn’t matter who hits who … there are some big shots in our game,” Andrew Voss said.

Bromwich will now need to pass the NRL’s concussion protocols to line up in Craig Bellamy’s side for the first finals week.

He was injured in the 25th round.

Kenny Bromwich (head knock) – TBC

Cameron Murray (head knock) – TBC

Jared Warea-Hargreaves (dam) – TBC

Joseph Manu (leg) – TBC

Sylva Havili (head knocking) – TBC

Sam Verrills (hand) – HI

Full damage ward

Broncos

Adam Reynolds (head knock) – Round 25

Tom Flegel (throat) – 25 rounds

Selwyn Kobo (rested) – Round 25

Patrick Carrigan (suspension) – Round 25

Jordan Riki (Eye) – Final

Corey Jensen (Covid Protocols)

Kobe Hetherington (head knock) – Finals

Brenko Lee (hip) – final

Herbie Farnworth (Biceps) – Final

Ryan James (finger) – Final

RAIDERS

Nick Kotrick (groin) – Round 25

Jarrod Crocker (shoulder) – season

Josh Hodgson (knee) – season

Harley Smith-Shields (Knee) – season

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Bulldogs

Luke Thompson (Covid Protocols/Energy) – Season

Corey Allen (illness) – season

Reece Hoffman (hand) – season

Jack Hetherington (shoulder) – season

Billy Tsikrikas (force) – season

Sharks

Dale Finucane (ribs) – 25 rounds

Matt Ekuvalu (injury) – Round 25

Connor Tracey (concussion) – final

Will Kennedy (Ankle) – Final

Toby Rudolf (knee) – final

Sione Katoa (pectoral) – period

Jack Williams (shoulder) – season

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Titans

Philip Sammy (head knock) – 25th round

Patrick Herbert (Knee) – season

Shalin Fuller (foot) – season

Aaron Booth (knee) – season

Erin Clark (Knee) – season

Sea eagles

Brad Parker (hip) – season

Tanila Paseka (force) – season

Sean Keppie (shoulder) – season

Tom Trobojevic (shoulder) – season

Jake Trbojevic (hand) – season

Carl Lawton (Knee) – season

Jason Saab (knee) – season

Reuben Garrick (shoulder) – season

storm

Tyran Wishart (ankle) – final

Jahrome Hughes (calf) – Final

Dean Jeremiah (Hometrick) – period

Ryan Papenhuyzen (knee) – season

Reimis Smith (pectoral) – season

Christian Welch (Achilles) – season

George Jennings (Knee) – season

Tom Eisenhuth (ankle) – season

Knights

Anthony Milford (ribs) – season

Sauaso Sue (tremor) – period

Bradman best (hip) – season

Kurt Mann (Quad) – season

Kalin Ponga (concussion) – season

Jake Clifford (arm) – season

Leo Thompson (hip) – season

Lachlan Fitzgibbon (shoulder) – season

Mitch Barnett (thumb) – season

Bailey Hodgson (elbow) – season

Dylan Lucas (pectoral) – season

Cowboys

Tom Durden (cracked testicles) – final

Mitch Dunn (knee) – season

Haylum Luki (energy) – season

ELS

Nathan Brown (finger) – Undetermined

Haze Dunster (force) – period

Ray Stone (Knee) – season

Panthers

Scott Sorenson (calf) – 25 laps

Api Koroisau (ankle) – final

Spencer Leniu (shoulder) – Final

Nathan Cleary (suspension) – Final

RABBITOHS

Damien Cook (Covid Protocols) – Final

Isaac Thompson (hip) – Finals

Liam Knight (knee) – period

Jacob Host (shoulder) – season

Dragon

Andrew McCullough (knee) – Round 25

Francis Molo (suspended) – period

Moses Mbi (suspended/suspended) – period

Michael Molo (thumb) – season

Mikaele Ravalawa (hip) – season

Moses Sully (ankle) – season

Tariq Sims (Suspended) – season

ROOSTERS

Victor Radley (head knock) – Finals

Daniel Tupou (groin) – final

Joseph Suali (shoulder) – final

Billy Smith (Knee) – season

We are not Tupouniua (energy) – period

Warriors

Jazz Tevaga (shoulder) – season

Marcelo Montoya (knee) – season

Rocco Berry (finger) – season

Shawn Johnson (calf) – season

Ronald Volkman (shoulder) – season

Bailey Siron (osteitis pubis) – season

Tigers

Ken Maumalo (Illness) – Round 25

James Tamu (suspended) – 25th round

Luke Garner (head knock) – Round 25

Luke Brooks (calf) – season

Stefano Utoikamanu (wrist) – season

Jackson Hastings (Ankle) – season

Tommy Tallau (knee) – season

Alex Twal (concussion) – season

Shawn Blore (knee) – period

Alex Seyfarth (Pector) – season

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