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More bad news for Warriors, Titans sweat on Campbell scans, Rooster facing hefty ban




Gold Coast are sweating on scans of Jayden’s Campbell‘s right hand after he broke the club’s all-time point scoring record in the 66-6 win over the Warriors.

Campbell suffered the injury early in the match before kicking 11 goals and scoring a try for a personal haul of 26 points.

After the match Campbell’s hand had blown up like a balloon and he said he hoped it was just bruising but it could be fractured.

Campbell was also fined $1000 for grade-one dangerous contact while Warriors centre Roger Tuivasa-Sheck was sent to the bin for an above the horizontal lift on the five-eighth – but the tackle was a borderline penalty offence. He will have to pay $1000 for the grade one dangerous throw.

The Titans have the bye this round before taking on Cronulla at Coffs Harbour next Friday.

The Warriors could be without half Shaun Johnson this Saturday when they host Brisbane after the veteran twinged a hamstring in the Titans hammering.

Roosters centre Junior Pauga is facing a four-week ban for a nasty stiff arm on Bulldogs fullback Connor Tracey.

He rushed in off his edge and caught the chin of Tracey, who was visibly rocked after the illegal contact.

Pauga was charged for a grade two reckless high tackle and will be suspended for the next four rounds unless he challenges the judiciary, risking a fifth week on the sidelines.

Pauga gets sent off. (Photo by Scott Gardiner/Getty Images)

Storm interchange forward Trent Loiero is facing a two-week ban for a crusher tackle on Dolphins centre Herbie Farnworth.

It is Loiero’s second offence this season – but he will escape the charge with a $3000 early plea.

Dolphins recruit Tevita Pangai jnr was put on report for a late tackle on Storm prop Christian Welch on Friday night in his NRL comeback but has only received a grade-one dangerous contact charge from the match review committee.

Pangai will pay $1000 and is free to face St George Illawarra.

Round 17 teams

All times AEST

Canterbury vs Cronulla at Accor Stadium: 8pm, Friday June 28

Bulldogs: Jacob Preston is a chance to return from a foot injury while Kurt Mann has one more match to serve on his ban for a crusher tackle.

Sharks: Dumped Origin duo Nicho Hynes and Cameron McInnes will make their first appearance since being brushed by the Blues. Teig Wilton is pushing to return from a shoulder injury.  

Warriors vs Brisbane at Go Media Stadium: 3pm, Saturday June 29

Warriors: Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will return after missing the trip to the Gold Coast due to a high tackle ban but Shaun Johnson is a likely out with his hamstring problem. 

Broncos: Jesse Arthars could be back after recovering from a broken jaw with Kevin Walters to wait on Origin to see if Reece Walsh, Payne Haas and Patrick Carrigan will back up.

Newcastle vs Parramatta at McDonald Jones Stadium: 5.30pm, Saturday June 29

Knights: Kai Pearce-Paul missed the last-start loss to Penrith with a toe injury and is aiming to return in the second row.  

Eels: Maroons forward J’maine Hopgood is a maybe due to the back injury which ruled him out of Origin II.

Melbourne vs Canberra at AAMI Park: 7.35pm, Saturday June 29

Storm: Harry Grant and Xavier Coates could be rested after representing Queensland in Melbourne on Wednesday night.

Raiders: The saga over Corey Horsburgh’s return from a groin injury continues with the former Maroons forward edging closer to a comeback after a couple of months out.

MUDGEE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24: Jack Bird of the Dragons looks to pass during the NRL Pre-season challenge match between St George Illawarra Dragons and Wests Tigers at Glen Willow Sporting Complex on February 24, 2024 in Mudgee, Australia. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

Jack Bird. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

St George Illawarra vs Dolphins at Netstrata Jubilee Stadium: 2pm, Sunday June 30

Dragons: Moses Suli (hamstring), Jack Bird (ankle), Hame Sele (shoulder) and Jesse Marschke (hamstring) are under a cloud despite the Dragons having a week off with the bye.

Dolphins: Young winger Jack Bostock will not be able to take on his junior club after suffering a heavy concussion in the loss to Melbourne. Tevita Pangai jnr is free to play after only copping a fine for a late hit in his comeback game to the NRL.

Penrith vs North Qld at BlueBet Stadium: 4.05pm, Sunday June 30

Panthers: Jesse McLean (head knock), Jack Cole (thigh), Mitch Kenny (thigh) are no certainty to suit up.

Cowboys: With six players on Origin duty, Todd Payten faces a disrupted preparation for the showdown with the premiers. A decision on veteran prop Jordan McLean (calf) will be made later in the week.

Sydney vs Wests at Allianz Stadium: 6.15pm, Sunday June 30

Roosters: Lindsay Collins, Spencer Leniu, Angus Crichton and Connor Watson will try to suit up after Origin II. Junior Pauga is set to cop a four-week high tackle ban.

Tigers: Front-rower David Klemmer will make his return from his latest suspension to stiffen up the pack but John Bateman (pectoral) is another couple of weeks away. Justin Olam (knee) is unlikely.

Bye – Rabbitohs, Sea Eagles, Titans

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