SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25: Adam Reynolds of the Rabbitohs receives attention for an injured leg during the round 11 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on May 25, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

South Sydney’s Adam Reynolds and Newcastle’s Mitchell Pearce have both been ruled out of Origin I after the pair suffered injuries in round 11.

The injury curse is added to the absence of Luke Keary, who was ruled out with concussion on Friday night.

Reynolds could miss more than just the Origin opener, with what could be a fractured fibula.

The halfback will have scans on Sunday, with Wayne Bennett addressing the incident post-game.

“It’s a lower leg injury, they’re not sure what it is at the moment, it’s somewhere around the calf area, there could be a fracture,” Bennett told the media post-match.

“Who was to know if he was going to be picked or not [for NSW]. I’m feeling for South Sydney. We need him to play if we can, if he can’t we’ll get it done until he’s back.

“He was playing great tonight and he’s been very good every week. He’s had injuries before in football. He’s fine.”

Pearce will be joining Reynolds on the sidelines for Game One, with a groin strain ending his chances of selection.

Pearce was originally not in Origin contention, but has been one of the form players of the past month.

Despite now being unavailable for the series opener, Newcastle expect him to be fit for their next game, which comes against South Sydney on Friday week, with the Knights enjoying a bye next weekend.


  1. And all of a sudden there goes nsw chances.
    Now we will have to pick Cody walker at 6, who needs a dominant half to produce his best as shown by last nights game how quiet he was without Reynolds, and will he partnering an out of form down on confidence Cleary. And all of a sudden qld has a spine of Ponga/Munster/dce/hunt
    Which will dominate

  2. Qld at home by 20. I think Townsend should get picked in front of Cleary. πŸ’ͺπŸ”πŸ‘

  3. Adam Reynolds will be right for origin but i think they go Walker and Cleary. Which wouldn’t be the right call.

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