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Bulldogs delay replacement decision for Morris

Canterbury coach Kevin Moore will delay the decision on a replacement for injured centre Josh Morris until the eve of Sunday’s NRL clash with South Sydney. Morris will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks after suffering a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Monday night’s 24-14 win over the Wests Tigers. “We’re looking at a few blokes,” Moore told reporters on Thursday. “We had three or four guys still recovering from Monday night that didn’t train today so we’ve got a final session on Saturday morning and we’ll make a decision depending on how those blokes recover in the next couple of days. “There’s two or three in the mix but rather than toss any names out at the moment, I don’t want to get bloke’s hopes up so we’ll make that decision on Saturday. Continue reading

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Josh Morris sidelined for 6 – 8 weeks

Josh Morris’ chances of earning a NSW Origin recall have been dealt a massive blow with the Canterbury-Bankstown centre to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks with a torn posterior cruciate ligament. The scans confirmed the tear in Morris’ right knee, which occurred when he fell awkwardly in the lead-up to Kris Keating’s second half try in the win over Wests Tigers on Monday night. Morris had made an early impression with a scorching 95-metre try against the Tigers before his night was brought to a premature end. Bulldogs officials confirmed Morris would spend at least three weeks in a brace before another 3-4 weeks of rehabilitation. The best case scenario would see him return for the Bulldogs’ round eight clash against South Sydney, which would give him just two matches to press his claims for a sky blue jumper. Morris injury soured what was a positive night for the Bulldogs, with new recruits Trent Hodkinson and Frank Pritchard staring for the Bulldogs.

Bulldogs 30 – Raiders 18

A composed and potent Canterbury punished Canberra in the first half of their NRL trial before running out 30-18 winners at Scully Park on Saturday night. The Bulldogs raced to an 18-0 halftime lead thanks largely to the weight of possession and a superior kicking game, mostly from the boot of new halfback recruit Trent Hodkinson. Winger Bryson Goodwin got the scoring underway in the first few minutes when he crossed in the left corner and then had a hand in the second try as he tipped a kick from five-eighth Kris Keating back for Josh Morris to score the first of his two tries. Yet another cross-field kick, this time to the right from Hodkinson, saw a spilled ball fall for Dogs skipper David Stagg to score the third and Goodwin landed another tough goal. Continue reading

RESPECTED physio Tony Ayoub said the horror injury toll at the Bulldogs was the worst he has come across in his 22 years in rugby league. The club’s woes continued on Friday night with big bopper Jarrad Hickey dislocating his wrist, which will keep him out of action for more than a month. The Dogs have more than 570 games worth of NRL experience sitting in the casualty ward. “I keep saying to the fellas that it can’t get any worse, then another player will get injured on the weekend,” Ayoub said. “This is easily the worst period in terms of injuries I have ever experienced in rugby league.

In the latest developments with the Canterbury injury crisis:

* Blake Green was yesterday still feeling the effects of severe concussion and a neck injury after a high shot from Eels enforcer Fuifui Moimoi;

* Luke Patten will not train all week because of a shoulder cork, which forced him to play with a “dead arm” for most of the match;

* Josh Morris will again meet with a surgeon this week and is experiencing blurred vision after he fractured his eye socket against the Wests Tigers;

* Ben Roberts has had pins inserted into his ankle and will not return until deep into the season;

* Dene Halatau (knee) has just started running, while Ben Hannant (knee) remains on crutches.

Bulldogs succumb to injuries

Ben Hannant is another one of the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs injuries woes with the prop expected to miss at least of month of football after requiring knee surgery. Hannant was injured during the Bulldogs’ brutal 36-18 victory over Brisbane on Friday night and may not be fit in time for the opening State Of Origin in Sydney on May 26. In more bad injury news for the Bulldogs, winger Josh Morris will also undergo surgery after fracturing his eye socket in the same game while Ben Roberts and Yileen Gordon are expected to miss several weeks. In positive news, David Stagg has been cleared of any serious injury after being stretchered from the field against the Broncos