Tom Dearden might be sidelined for North Queensland’s last push for a top-two NRL common season end after requiring surgery on a ruptured testicle.
The in-form Cowboys halfback accomplished his facet’s 48-4 defeat of the Warriors on Friday however lingering ache from the blow compelled Dearden to report to hospital later that night.
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Dearden, whose kind surge this season allowed him to make a glowing debut for Queensland in State of Origin III, is unlikely to function in the facet’s run residence in opposition to in-form sides Penrith and South Sydney.
The Cowboys at the moment maintain second spot on factors differential forward of Cronulla, who play the Bulldogs and Manly to end the common season.
Todd Payten might promote Ben Hampton to accomplice halfback and captain Chad Townsend, or shift in-form fullback Scott Drinkwater to the No.6 and reinstate Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow in the No.1.
In the meantime, St George Illawarra are set to lose two extra gamers for the remainder of their season after the match assessment committee charged Francis Molo and Moses Mbye with unlawful tackles made in opposition to Gold Coast.
Molo turned the primary Dragons participant to be despatched off this season when he hit Titans again Patrick Herbert with a excessive sort out as he ran the ball again from a kick-off.
The hit required Herbert to go away the sphere late in the second half however Dragons coach Anthony Griffin stated at first look he didn’t really feel it warranted a ship off.
“I was surprised, but I’d have to have another look at it,” Griffin stated submit match.
Molo has copped a grade-three careless excessive sort out cost, which might usually carry a three-match ban with an early responsible plea.
However given the prop is a repeat offender, he’ll sit 4 video games out, or 5 if he unsuccessfully fights his cost on the judiciary.
Mbye was permitted to stay on the sphere and was not penalised regardless of hitting Phillip Sami with what the match assessment committee has deemed a grade-two careless excessive sort out.
Titans coach Justin Holbrook was shocked Mbye escaped scrutiny on-field after the sort out, which occurred early in the sport.
“I don’t want to comment on the send off,” he stated.
“I’m more worried about not getting a penalty on the first or second tackle of the game.”
Mbye can settle for a two-match ban, or threat having his ban upgraded to three by difficult his cost.
Mbye was already wanting an opportunity to miss sport time with a hamstring harm that required him to go away the sphere halfway by the primary half.
Molo and Mbye are set to be part of teammate Tariq Sims in being suspended for the ultimate fortnight of the season.
Melbourne-bound Sims has been rubbed out since hitting Cronulla’s Connor Tracey excessive in spherical 21.
Dragons ahead Josh McGuire was handed a grade one harmful contact cost after the Titans sport however can escape suspension with a $1000 fantastic.
– with AAP