Sharks v Panthers
After suffering a major knee injury in the Sharks’ loss to the Roosters, Wade Graham is out for the remainder of the season. Scott Sorensen was brought into the side last week and he looks to be likely replacement to take Graham’s starting position. Jesse Ramien should be fit enough for selection for the backline, creating headaches for coach Shane Flanagan. Edrick Lee and Ricky Leutele will the be ones fighting for a spot for their do or die match.
Wayde Egan was close to returning for the Panthers match last weekend, and should be fit for selection after recovering from his knee injury. The unfortunate person to possibly drop out to make way for Egan could be Tyrone May. Egan could share the hooking role with Sione Katoa.
Rabbitohs v Dragons
There is some doubt to trio Greg Inglis (ribs), Angus Crichton (neck) and Adam Reynolds (shoulder) after their clash with the Storm last week, but all three are expected to be named and be fit to start. Hymel Hunt and Dean Britt did not feature against the Storm despite being named, meaning coach Anthony Seibold could rethink only using 15 players.
The injury-hit Dragons will have massive headache selections for coach Paul McGregor this week after their star five-eighth Gareth Widdop suffered a season-ending dislocated shoulder. Widdop re-injured his right shoulder in their win over the Broncos, meaning Kurt Mann could be promoted from the bench into the five-eighth role. Euan Aitken is a chance of returning from injury, but with youngster Zac Lomax in great form, Aitken could be relegated to the bench. James Graham (concussion) and Jack de Belin (ankle) will be named despite some debuts but are expected to be fit to play.