In a cruel blow, Cronulla Sharks young gun Sione Katoa has suffered a broken jaw in the match against the Cowboys last night and will undergo surgery in Townsville today.

Katoa was injured midway through the second half of the Sharks loss to the Cowboys and was taken straight to a local hospital for x-rays and treatment.

Katoa has remained in Townsville today and will have surgery on his jaw, which has been initially diagnosed to be broken in two places.

Unfortunately he faces a lengthy stint on the sidelines but at just 20 years of age, still has a huge future in front of him.

Other than the foot problem which Luke Lewis aggravated in the lead up to the game, the Sharks came through the Cowboys match without any apparent injury concerns.


  1. Bad luck for the promising young bloke. Fortunately the sharks have so much depth and versatility this year it won’t have much impact. From what we saw in Townsville it may not be too long before Dugan shifts to fullback and Val goes to the wing where he belongs anyway. Plenty of issues with the high ball and badly out of position at times. Dugan hardly got a touch, and needs to, if Cronulla are to figure this season as we expect them to.

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