Chemist Warehouse Injury Report: Pre-season Update


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    Chemist Warehouse Injury Report: Pre-season Update

    Brock Corfe (Twitter: @Brock_Corfe)

    Fri 10th February, 01:04PM
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    Injury Report
    Wests Tigers can provide the following Chemist Warehouse injury update with the start of the 2017 NRL season just three weeks away.

    Luke Brooks has been withdrawn from tomorrow’s night trial match against St George Illawarra with hamstring tightness, however the halfback is hopeful of being available for next Friday night’s trial against North Queensland.

    Young hooker Jacob Liddle suffered a shoulder injury at training and is expected to miss both trial matches, however Club medical staff are aiming to have him fit for either round one or two.

    Prop forward Taniela Paseka will sit this weekend out with a shoulder injury, however the 19-year-old is likely to be available for next weekend’s trial games.

    In positive injury news, Matt Ballin is back in full contact training and is on track to return in the opening rounds of the 2017 season.

    Bayley Sironen will return to the field this weekend after a lengthy stint on the sideline with a shoulder injury, with the backrower set to take on the Dragons in Wollongong.

    Junior Tatola will also make his return this weekend with the Intrust Super Premiership after a lengthy stint on the sideline with an ankle injury.

    Ryland Jacobs had off-season arthroscopic surgery on his knee and will be available for selection in Round 1.



    INJURY NEWS
    Luke Brooks (hamstring tightness – 2nd Trial)

    Jacob Liddle (shoulder - Round 1-2)

    Matt Ballin (knee - Round 1-2)

    Bayley Sironen (Returning this week - NRL)

    Junior Tatola (Returning this week – ISP)

    Ryland Jacobs (knee – Round 1)

    Taniela Paseka (shoulder – 2nd Trial)

    http://www.weststigers.com.au/news/2017/02/10/chemist_warehouse_in.af_news.html



  • Geez imagine the meltdown if Ballin and Liddle were both unfit come round 1 and Rankin filled in at hooker 😆


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    @GNR4LIFE:

    Geez imagine the meltdown if Ballin and Liddle were both unfit come round 1 and Rankin filled in at hooker 😆

    Matt McIlwrick is an 80min player…



  • Holy cowpad lightning may strike 2 years running with no hooker available….JLJ and McIlwrick isn’t the winning option IMO. We are just jinxed I reckon.



  • @GNR4LIFE:

    Geez imagine the meltdown if Ballin and Liddle were both unfit come round 1 and Rankin filled in at hooker 😆

    And the bunnies beat us.
    What a wonderful mega thread that would be. Lol



  • @Geo.:

    @GNR4LIFE:

    Geez imagine the meltdown if Ballin and Liddle were both unfit come round 1 and Rankin filled in at hooker 😆

    Matt McIlwrick is an 80min player…

    😆



  • I’m not sure why any of that is funny. Possibly for supporters of other teams then it becomes almost hilarious



  • Overall it’s not a bad situation for the club. I’d suggest starting either Rankin or JLJ at 9 if Liddle and Ballin are both unavailable in round 1.



  • @willow:

    Overall it’s not a bad situation for the club. I’d suggest starting either Rankin or JLJ at 9 if Liddle and Ballin are both unavailable in round 1.

    Surely if both Ballin and Liddle are unavailable then McIllwrick would get a start? Otherwise IMO it was a complete waste of money and a roster spot signing him. He is the 3rd string hooker and yet he wouldn’t even get a run if choice number 1 or 2 aren’t available? Sounds like classic Wests Tigers!



  • @Fade To Black:

    @willow:

    Overall it’s not a bad situation for the club. I’d suggest starting either Rankin or JLJ at 9 if Liddle and Ballin are both unavailable in round 1.

    Surely if both Ballin and Liddle are unavailable then McIllwrick would get a start? Otherwise IMO it was a complete waste of money and a roster spot signing him. He is the 3rd string hooker and yet he wouldn’t even get a run if choice number 1 or 2 aren’t available? Sounds like classic Wests Tigers!

    Is Mcillwick even in the top 25?

    Here we go JLJ and ET to share.



  • Surely Masada Iosefa has a good game in him



  • Not sure if McIllwrick is in the top 25. But even still, not sure of the logic behind signing a specialist hooker if he is never gonna get a go even when the 2 best hookers in the club are unavailable, what is the point of signing him? JLJ did a mediocre job of filling in at the start of last season but I think some people are reading a bit much into the fact that we won while he was filling in. Probably just coincidence.



  • @Pawsandclaws:

    @Geo.:

    @GNR4LIFE:

    Geez imagine the meltdown if Ballin and Liddle were both unfit come round 1 and Rankin filled in at hooker 😆

    Matt McIlwrick is an 80min player…

    😆

    I’m sure you’ve spent a lot of time watching McIlwrick play and are in a great position to judge his quality and capacity to play 80 minutes…



  • I do like watching the lower grades, but only if they involve WTS!



  • Reckon we’ll play Mckilwrick

    Then next day’s headline ‘weststigers 4m over the cap due to clause in Kyle Lovett contract that says if Mckilwrick plays 80mins then Robbie Farah gets 66% of Wests Ashfield monthly pokie turnover’

    Ahhhh tigers ❤


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