SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 06: Luke Keary of the Roosters looks on during the 2019 NRL Grand Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Luke Keary has been ruled out of Australia’s test matches against New Zealand and Tonga due to an ongoing ankle injury, as reported by NRL Media. 

Keary has succumbed to the syndesmosis injury that he was carrying through Sydney’s premiership run where he needed painkilling needles to play in the Roosters’ preliminary and grand final wins.

No replacement has been planned for the Aussies at this stage, with Daly Cherry-Evans and Cameron Munster to start as Australia’s halves.

It’s currently unknown whether Keary will require off-season surgery or just simply need an extended recovery period.

62 COMMENTS

  1. It was mentioned on this site previously that if Keary had of been fit for the grand final, Sydney would have defeated Canberra convincingly. Great player bad luck has struck him again unfortunately in the rep teams. However the emphasis in a players career is always winning the Premiership. Two in a row is comforting in his disappointment of not being fit for Australian rep duties.

    Undoubtedly Keary would have played Origin this season, only to be ruled out with concussion. Now missing out on Test matches for Australia due to his ankle.

  2. Interesting but not surprising report the reason rooster membership is on the decline is fans are switching to Souths memberships past 2 years.
    Roosters membership down 850 2019 and Souths 30000 with around 450 roosters switching.
    2020 Souths membership now at 21000 and roosters at only 650.
    This is amazing to say the least.
    Well done Souths.

  3. Why are large numbers of 2019 roosters members not renewing their membership but instead switching to Souths memberships as proving in the numbers?
    There is obviously a major cultural and image problem at the roosters that many no longer wish to associate with as one ex rooster member explained to me.
    Fully understandable.

  4. Luke Keary unfortunately used his ankle as the excuse was visibly outplayed by Wighton in the GF which the ref and trainer won the game for them as everyone witnessed.

  5. Thank you Rusty Crowe for giving us two premierships. Last season Keary was man of the match, this year in the grand final Keary identified the weakness in Canberra’s defence and took full advantage, instigating the match winning try after finally getting the ball out to Latrell, who did the rest.

    Twentyone as for your constant bragging about membership numbers that do not win games but home crowd support is a contributing factor.
    Hence the Roosters winning back to back and out numbering Souths in that field convincingly.
    My question is who braggs about losing to Brisbane in that little competition of importance within your twisted mind? Do Souths fans brag about coming 2nd in the 1969 grand final to Balmain.

    Twentyone if you do not win at your unimportant little who cares membership comp, then stop carrying on like a typical Souths twit about fininishing 2nd. You losers can not win at anything. Not even in your own silly membership comp. Ahahaha Ahahaha.
    Nobody wants in on your crazy little members comp. it is unimportant dribble that you and penso/shadow carry on about as if it is all that matters.
    Grow up and stick to the story.

  6. Adamhoward October 19, 2019 at 8:52 am
    “Twentyone as for your constant bragging about membership numbers that do not win games but home crowd support is a contributing factor.”
    AdamWombat, I understand your dismissal of “silly membership” relevance given your roosters, despite 2 claytons premierships are bottom dwellers in this area and continuing to diminish for some reason.
    Home crowd support numbers for Souths surpass your roosters in that area over the past 5 years if your care to take a look.
    Take away the well publicised free tickets the roosters have given away for 2019 home game and a very different picture emergers.
    Not sure what home crowd figures had to do with 2 fullbacks and a GF winning display from the ref.

  7. Crighton the only player that was any good at Souths has now got a premiership ring at the Roosters. The Twit 21 reckons he is no good. Ahaha what a sore loser with all his fake news stories trying to distract the truth with his lying errors.

  8. Twentyone you are such a sore loser, get over the facts that Sourhs were not up to the Sydney Roosters high standards of heart and soul which enabled that skillful and defence minded team back to back comps, after you gleefully and proudly prophesied it would be a south rabbit vs Melbourne Grand Final.

    Again thanks for Keary and chasing him away Russ and thanks for some of your disgruntled fans who are now happy as Harry sitting on top of the World Champion peak with premierships and Joy.

  9. AdamWombat do you realise your responses are based on opinion as opposed to the factual comments I make?
    Which would you think carries more weight?
    Fact or myth?
    Here’s another for you.
    What portion of the ‘buy 1 home game ticket and take 2 guests for free’ promotion the roosters offered this year made up attendance figures?
    Enough said.

  10. Luke Keary used the ankle as an excuse? Where was that said or written?You only use an excuse when you lose not when you win.
    What sort of person hopes a player with a history of bad head knocks gets knocked out next time these sides meet?
    He didnt turn his back on Souths or do what Ryan M is doing at the Tigers. He was treated poorly, benched for a season before being shown the door by Crowe.
    Any normal person would wish him all the best instead of that kind of ill will.

  11. Is it only Easts that do Promotions as regards to free tickets?
    ANZ did a deal this year with 4 clubs. Sths bulldogs tigers and eels(before Bankwest was finished)
    The deal was that if these sides played each other at ANZ the away teams members would not only get in free but would get a discount on food and free return train tickets.
    The biggest crowd of the regular season at ANZ? 30,040 for the round 6 game between the Dogs and Rabbits. The Rabbits were the away team.
    Given that the Dogs were out of form and only 1/5 and Sths were 4/5 you would think that the return game in Rd 22 would attract an even bigger crowd because the Dogs were in form. But the crowd was less than half 14,112.(dogs away game)
    There are always promotions and there always fans who like free tickets.

  12. shadow if you refer to the factual Wikipedia it is there for all to see that as Sydney Roosters they have won 4 premierships whereas South Sydney have achieved 21.
    If they revert back to Eastern Suburbs again like a crim with a fake passport then they can claim 15.
    They remind me of mark.whoever with his 9 aliases on here, lots of posts but none with any substance.

  13. busta, as for you regarding Keary is irrelevant whether a winner or not, it is to do with the excuse for being outplayed.
    Regarding his departure from Souths it is also suggested the sombreros made a quiet play for him with a big carrot dangling and all he had to do was come up with an excuse to get a release from his binding contract at the time. He came up with a beauty which the rooster biased media overplayed and the rest is history.

  14. I can’t believe how much crap TWITTY ONE is dribbling on this thread. It was WELL PUBLICISED that the DH crowe TOLD Keary to walk…and as for the roosters only having 650 members so far….where the hell did you get that BS? Easts have 10,000 members resigned already for 2020, and it’s only mid October. People follow successful teams, You are just jealous of the Roosters success since 2002 and have to keep living in your pathetic little glory days bubble….sorry to say sunshine that bubble burst long ago, but you just keep on whining like the pathetic little irat you are. Hahahaha

  15. Twentyone my opinions are facts. Why don’t you read the fact instead of your own mystic fantasy opinion
    And I quote…….

    “The Daily Telegraph also has emails showing free ticket give aways for last weekends Souths-Manly elimination final”

    The Roosters did not give any free tickets away during the season and certainly no memberships as your lies would have some fools on here believing, especially your fool south rabbit buddies. The NRL gave free tickets away for Souths-Manly two Sydney based teams and again the NRL gave tickets away for Sydney-Melbourne game. Being a one Sydney team game & fearing only 25k crowd.

    This time read the facts twit one and stop playing the fool with your utter ignorance. Only facts from me. Now read⬇️

    https://silvertails.net/threads/nrl-has-to-give-away-semi-final-tickets-to-rosters-v-storm.57880/

  16. Twentyone ok send me the link where Keary said he was outplayed by Weighton and used his ankle as an excuse.
    The blue between Crowe and Keary was at apre season bonding session in 2016.
    You are saying easts told him to use any excuse to break a binding contract? And he came up with the blue?
    Easts were entitled to talk to him about 2017 because he was off contract at the end of 2016. The roosters and the Dragons both offered him a contract for 2017. He did not break a binding contract he played out his contract and was then shown the door.

  17. Busta The Numer One Twit Twentone will never produce links to back up his fantasy stories because there are no links to his lies.

  18. Timmah that fool Twit Twentyone only knows how to dribble total garbage nonstop. He got booted off last off season dribbling on about the salary cap. This years dribble is about how Souths will never win his imaginary members comp because they have lost 6000 members since 2015.

    Look at the link below to view Twit One lies that the Roosters lost members, when they gained. Twityone is trying to camouflaged the fact Souths have lost nearly 6000 members since 2015.

    https://leagueunlimited.com/news/32567-2019-nrl-club-membership-tracker/

  19. Now I predict as has happened before, that the Twit Twentyone will dribble on about everything but how Souths rabbit have gone backwards in memberships since 2015 by 6000 memberships almost.

    The link is there but he is too docile to work out what to do. So he will just dribble on his fantasy lies and believe it as honest facts.

    My tip for next season. Roosters to win their third World Club Challenge Final in a row. Keary to get the Clive Churchill Medal.

  20. TwentyOne
    October 19, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Why are large numbers of 2019 roosters members not renewing their membership but instead switching to Souths memberships as proving in the numbers?

    For all who wants to see this ClownFibber being exposed for his outrageous porky pies. Click on the above link. Lets all expose this fool for what he is. Like shadow, a total loser who lives in the ancient past and a full on dribbler bulltwang artist.

  21. That was last century pal. It is a new century. This century

    Sydney Roosters 4 premierships, 8 grand Finals, 5 Minor Premierships, 3 could be 4 next Feb World Club Challenge Championship.

    Souths 1 grand Final and 1 World Club Challenge Championship. 2 years kick out of existence, 4 Wooden spoons including Back to back spoons.

    @ forever in the Sydney World Champion back to back Premiers Shadow.

  22. Now that is how you are suppose to bragg you dropkick @ shadow. Not carrying on about ancient history before you was born.

  23. timmahWombat
    October 19, 2019 at 2:27 pm
    “I can’t believe how much crap TWITTY ONE is dribbling on this thread. It was WELL PUBLICISED that the DH crowe TOLD Keary to walk…and as for the roosters only having 650 members so far….where the hell did you get that BS? Easts have 10,000”
    My apologies.
    I should have pointed out it was 650 without the 8000 free memberships (2000 more than last year). Paid membership around 2000 now up from 650 last week.
    Woopeee

  24. Now that you have been exposed as a bullumakanka story teller Twentyone, please back up your porky pie with a link please.

    Sorry I forgot the Twit can not supply a link to BullTwang.

  25. Busta, Like Adam,Mark,Edward etc.. Are all from the same batch of WoodTools.
    Keary was well enough to play in the finals. Now come the representative games, he’s injured again. Reminds you of when the S.O.O rolled around.
    Sounds like it’s the French Dressed Chickens are telling him not to play.
    They can’t risk his ankle being injured more ,or him taking head knocks . Not playing for his country. Though, it’s all good when it’s for the club games.

  26. EastOfDivide first priority in a players career is a Premiership. Keary was needled up for the grand final. He is injured and now the Australian rep medical staff have ruled him out.

    Like it has been mentioned before, everyone on here needs to call you 21. Your comments are dribble about false information, fantasy and your own consistantly incorrect opinion. Just like 21. Are you Twentyone?

  27. EastOfDivide October 20, 2019 at 8:41 am
    “Busta, Like Adam,Mark,Edward etc.. Are all from the same batch of WoodTools.
    Keary was well enough to play in the finals. Now come the representative games, he’s injured again. Reminds you of when the S.O.O rolled around.
    Sounds like it’s the French Dressed Chickens are telling him not to play.
    They can’t risk his ankle being injured more ,or him taking head knocks . Not playing for his country. Though, it’s all good when it’s for the club games.”

    EastOfDivide you are spot on as many have the same opinion if you read different forums.
    The ankle is the excuse but the claytons premiers dont want to risk any more knocks to his soft head.
    Obvious will be too exposed at reps on any level without the ref protection he has at NRL level.
    Outside NRL he is not a protected species.

  28. You’re right Mark My Words – twitty one and shadow skid marks seem to ignore FACTS. Instead waffling on with their bull crap diatribe….it obviously comforts them whilst they sit in their dark corner, gnawing on their soggy saos, pining for soufs glory days – the old times when atleast some of their supporters had more than two teeth each. Best just to ignore them and leave them to their jealous misery…..hahahaha

  29. Correct Timmah but I just heard bad news for the number one Twit Twentyone, Sam Burgess has a restraining order out on him to keep away from his estranged wife after showing big signs of violence towards her.

    Big rumour is his Shoulder was injured whilst being escorted of the premises by Police. It was already ruined after the Roosters roughly treated him in Rnd 25 but now it’s back to a probable operating table.

    I believe Sam and his Facebook antics are on their last legs at the choker club. I think Souths will be opening their transit exit doors very soon.
    Sam will be “leaving on a jet plane”🎶🎵🎶🎵

  30. Otherwise this Pom will become a voluntary Convict down under. Better leave now Sam before you loose the plot.

  31. Twenty one and shadow I’m sick of your sore loser comments. Roosters have won 2 in a row – suck it up and congratulate them. When rabbits win they deserve respect as well but for now it’s chooks time you dopey fxcks

  32. makiWombat another alias?
    That’s 14 in 6 months.
    What’s to congratulate about the Clayton’s premiers?
    Seriously, did you watch the game?
    Biggest robbery since Ronald Biggs.

  33. At least when the Rabbitohs won in 2014 they did it legitimately.
    Big difference.
    Why do you think Souths boast around 20,000 more members every year?
    That’s what you congratulate.

  34. Mark.mywords
    October 20, 2019 at 8:33 pm
    ” I just heard bad news for the number one Twit Twentyone, Sam Burgess has a restraining order out on him to keep away from his estranged wife after showing big signs of violence towards her.”

    Really? Is that what the media stated?
    Not only wrong but no lower life form than a weasel who rejoices at the hardships of other people’s family problems making a mockery of it.
    That’s the roosters fans for you.

  35. Mark.mywords
    October 20, 2019 at 8:33 pm
    ” Sam Burgess has a restraining order out on him to keep away from his estranged wife after showing big signs of violence towards her.”
    DEAR ZERO TACKLE. Mark.mywords has falsely implied violence against women by Sam Burgess which is an unacceptable and serious accusation at the highest level.
    There is a major difference between banter and an attempt to damage the reputation of a high profile figure with this post.
    “showing big signs of violence towards her.”???????
    Every live and printed media source has clearly stated his wife Phoebe was not there and I suggest Mark.mywords knew this before his slanderous and defamatory post.
    I respect whatever action you feel is appropriate in dealing with this.

  36. Eastofdivide Reminds you of when S.O.O. rolled around. You do know there are NRL protocols to be followed regarding head injuries dont you? He was ruled out for 6 weeks. You carnt needle up concussion.
    As for the Test match he was ruled out by the NRL doctors. Unlike club land you have the depth of 15 other clubs to find a replacement. Didnt Munster pull out of the Kiwi test match last year when he was fit to play?
    Twentyone I dont know if you have noticed but S.O.O.and Test matches use the same refs. (Therefore same Protection)

  37. busta, yes that’s right, same refs but in SOO the intensity is much higher given the quality level of players and halves are allowed to be tackled in 50/50 calls given the aggression and pace of the game.
    I don’t believe Keary has the physical attributes any more to take the knocks at that level and will be preserved for club level only which will be less of a risk but still a concern.

  38. DEAR ZERO TACKLE. Twentyone has falsely implied that an AVO Apprehended Violence Order against a fellow human being by Sam Burgess is not true when it is, which is an unacceptable and serious accusation at the highest level.
    There is a major difference between banter and an attempt to damage the reputation of a high profile fellow ZT person which posts comments
    “showing big signs of violence towards her/ father.”???????
    Every live and printed media source has clearly stated his actions were threatening in a heated argument. Phoebe’s dear father being threatened is a mind attack by Burgess and causing unbearable abuse of the mind on his wife’s mind. I suggest Twentyone knew this before his slanderous and defamatory post at me to try and avoid the fact Burgess is playing mind abuse on his estranged wife by threatening her father.
    We do not need abusive threatening supporters of these actions like Twentyone constantly blatantly expressednon stop.

    I respect whatever action you feel is appropriate in dealing with this matter Zero Tackle towards this ill minded Twentyone. He also wishes harm on Luke Keary and insinuates continually false claims against high profile people like Mr Politis and the Eastern Suburbs Rugby League Football Club otherwise known as Sydney Roosters for false claims of cheating. Again Zero Tackle for the good of this wonderful site. Mentally disturbed individuals such as Twentyone need to be banned.

  39. Mark.myWombat what a desperate you are back peddling on your personal attack on Sam with accusations of violence against women.
    Phoebe wasn’t even there nor has anything to do with it you lightweight bag of dried up dung.
    Leave these people alone to sort out their personal issues.

  40. Twentyone is now giving everybody a typical Souths supporter display of mental abuse towards Mark just like Sam Burgess inflicks upon his estranged wife and ex father inlaw.

    Twentyone you are such a keyboard warrior with your name calling.
    By the way Mr Abuse fan of Burgess you never did answer the facts about why Souths have lost 6000 members since 2015

    https://leagueunlimited.com/news/32567-2019-nrl-club-membership-tracker/

    Answer please Twityone, you Sam Burgess abusing fantatic supporter

  41. Busta,Mark,Adam,timmah & all the other WoodTool aliases.
    So the club really has Keary’s best interests at heart? Needle him up for the club games & he’s fine! Just way to injured to ever turn out for any rep team.
    The beginning of the end for him at the Clucker Buy Ins. Just as soon as some more halves come on to the market, to offer totally legal inducements to.
    Nick has a mate , who has a mate. Who can can offer the next ten generations of their families scholarships at Oxford University don’t you know!

  42. The Cluckers cheat the cap all the time. The NRL auditing is a joke.
    They do it with incredibly expensive so called education packages.
    Payments for so called ‘promoting of the club’. Paid by friends of Nick , who don’t have direct links to the club.
    Paid guest speaking gigs .
    Future payments for future coaching roles.
    T.P.D’s set up for players by their managers & other businesses.
    Plus any other method of payment that’s not deemed to be covered by the Salary Cap. By the NRL.
    The cap was supposed to keep the player talent level at each club fairly even. How’s that working?

  43. What is life like being such a jealous person EastOfDivide ????????
    You must live a sad sour filled life of disappointment and sorrow. You should get a job mate and become a positive person. Just reading your comments it seems this point in your life is nothing but negative vibration. I feel sorry for your predicament.
    Look EastOfDivide if you send me your PO Box number I will send you a Roosters Season membership package.

  44. So east of the divide, you are privy to Easts and all the other clubs financial details are you? …and you know better than the nrl SC auditing mob do you? You should apply for a job with them, you complete nonce. You are just an insecure, unsportsmanlike little irrat, who is obviously jealous of success and can’t give credit where it’s due. No one gives a toss what you think DHead. The mighty chooks are the premiers AGAIN. So go have a cry to your boyfriend, maybe he’ll pay you some attention. Hahahahaha

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