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Carney on track for Rd 2

Roosters coach Brian Smith remains confident star playmaker Todd Carney is on track to return for next weekend’s clash against Manly despite aggravating a groin injury on Friday. Speculation Carney would be an 11th hour inclusion against South Sydney was wide of the mark as the Dally M medallist sat out his side’s thrilling 40-29 victory. “Some of you people scared his mum this morning so much she was ready to get in her car and drive down (to Sydney from Goulburn),” Smith said in reference to newspaper reports suggesting Carney would play in the season opener. “He was never every going to play,” Smith said. “Up until Monday he was a chance but Toddy ruled himself out on Monday. He knew he wasn’t quite right, he’s trained pretty well every day.” “To be absolutely honest, today he had a little aggravation which we want to see how it goes (on Saturday), but nobody’s too worried about it and we think he’ll be ready to go next weekend.” Continue reading


Tigers 19 – Roosters 8

Wests Tigers halfback Robert Lui has the early running in the battle for the NRL club’s No.7 jumper this coming season after a five-star display in a 19-8 trial win over the Sydney Roosters. The gifted halfback showed deft skills to set up first-half tries for skipper Robbie Farah and Liam Fulton, before the 21-year-old sealed the match with a blazing individual effort to totally overshadow more illustrious teammates Farah and Benji Marshall. Lui’s performance was a none-too-subtle reminder to coach Tim Sheens given the man he was meant to be vying with for the No.7 jumper – Tim Moltzen – was making his return after 10 months out due to a knee reconstruction. Lui put the icing on the cake with a field goal after the siren, the Tigers claiming their first Foundation Cup in the fifth year of the clash. Continue reading

Roosters Update

The Sydney Roosters will welcome back Mitchell Aubusson from injury as they prepare to tackle the Gold Coast Titans on Monday night. The form second-rower will make his comeback from a shoulder injury that kept him out of the back-to-back losses. In further positive news their were no injuries threatening to sideline any of the 17 that played last Friday night. Roosters captain Braith Anasta received 20 stitches to his forehead after he collided with Cronulla Sharks fullback Nathan Gardner. Anasta was placed on report for the incident but he has since been cleared, along with Frank-Paul Nuuausala who collared the custodian earlier in the match. Forward Jared Waerea-Hargreaves is a chance of returning this week pending his recovery from a calf strain.

Todd Carney should play next week

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.”