CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 12: Joseph Tapine of the Raiders scores a try during the round 22 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Wests Tigers at GIO Stadium on August 12, 2018 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Second-rower Joseph Tapine will miss the remainder of the 2018 season due to a broken thumb.

Scans confirmed a break of a bone in the thumb which Tapine suffered during the Canberra Raiders win of the Sydney Roosters last Sunday.

Tapine will join trio Jarrod Croker, Jack Wighton and Ata Hingano on the season-ending injury list as Tapine will be looking for a quick recovery in order to begin pre-season for the 2019 competition.

In 2018, Tapine managed 16 games for the green machine, scoring six tries, making 586.1 post contact metres and having a total of 1489 running metres.

Winger Michael Oldfield will continued to be observed this week in order to make his return to the field from a knee injury.

Oldfield was last week named in the extended squad and this week will be pushing for a position in the final 17.

With the Raiders not featuring in finals for 2018, they’ll be looking to finish the season off on a positive note in their final two games against the Rabbitohs and the Warriors.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I really enjoy watching Tapine play, he was our best player V the Tigers and was solid again V the Chooks. He’s starting to really come into his own now. I’m hoping next year he has a break out season and kills it…

  2. Tapine is a machine. Its a pity a few players dont follow his lead! He will be the green machine come next year.

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