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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

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Sydney City Roosters Injury concerns

Boom Sydney Roosters centre Kane Linnett will miss 4-6 weeks after suffering a knee injury during Sunday’s 19-12 NRL loss to St George Illawarra. The 21-year-old has medial ligament damage in his right knee after lasting just eight minutes of the epic SCG encounter. The Roosters’ other injury fears have eased with prop Jason Ryles (ribs) and back Joseph Leilua (corked quad) both possible starters against Cronulla at Toyota Stadium on Friday night. Second-rower Mitch Aubusson (shoulder) is likely to return a week later for the round 24 clash with Gold Coast. “That’s a pretty good result after the incident, we were a bit worried about that,” captain Braith Anasta said of Linnett’s injury. “A few other guys have got some niggling injuries, we could miss a few this week. Continue reading