It was bruising affair yesterday when the Sydney City Roosters accounted for the Canverra Raiders 36 – 6 with a number of players sustaining injuries during the match, none more important then the rib injury to DT favourite Todd Carney. The Roosters decided not to risk further injury to Carney after he hurt his ribs in a heavy tackle by Adam Mogg early in the second half, and were left counting their bruises after the match. Exciting young New Zealand prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was left with a badly broken nose and concussion after making his long-awaited debut following his signing from Manly. Smith said both he and Carney should be fit to face St George Illawarra on Anzac Day next Sunday, but he was unhappy with some of the heavy-handed tactics from the Raiders, who had David Shillington put on report following a high shot on Jason Ryles. “Rylesy’s modelling career is officially finished, he has got a few stitches in his face, there are a couple of things out there that we are keen to have a look at on the video,” Smith said. “Toddy Carney got a rib injury, but we decided to get him off and the doc said he might be OK for next week which would be great. “We are a bit battered and bruised and Waerea-Hargreaves had his face re-arranged.”

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