The Sharks will be without prop Matt Prior after he was suspended for a shoulder charge however forward Chris Heighington will return after missing last week’s win due to family reasons.
For the Cowboys, hooker Jake Granville remains under a cloud after copping a knock to his recently healed broken leg, with the Cowboys revealing he hasn’t run on it since Thursday’s win against the Bulldogs.
Solomone Kata’s return may only last a week as the centre is in doubt with a calf injury. Veteran Manu Vatuvei was also set to return last week but he too picked up a calf knock prior to the game while Simon Mannering’s pre-game withdrawal is set to keep him out for another week due to hamstring tightness.
Meanwhile, Dragons centre Euan Aitken’s hamstring will keep him out indefinitely as he will be replaced by either of Taane Milne or Kalifa Faifai Loa, depending on who coach Paul McGregor wants in the halves.
Brisbane Broncos v Wests Tigers
Broncos speedster should return this week after missing last week with a knee injury. David Mead will drop out of the 13 as a result while Ben Hunt could come into contention although will likely be given an extra week to recover from his hamstring tear.
The Tigers are likely to go in with the same 17 that lost to the Rabbitohs, although strong rumours that Mitchell Moses has been released by the club.
The Titans remain confident Jarryd Hayne will be fit to play this week despite suffering a knee injury in the club’s upset win over Melbourne on Saturday. Dale Copley is set to return for the injury Daniel Sarginson who has a dislocated shoulder.
Manly’s Tom Trbojevic will be sidelined for six to eight weeks with an ankle injury, which is positive news for Sea Eagles fans as it was initially feared he could miss up to three months with the injury.
Jackson Hastings is in line to fill the void at fullback with Matthew Wright also in contention.
Parramatta Eels v Canberra Raiders
Corey Norman’s medial ligament injury is set to keep the playmaker out for at least a fortnight with Clint Gutherson concussion injury also of concern for the Eels. Bevan French will slot into the No.1 jersey in some positive news for the club. Mitchell Moses could be named by the Eels after reportedly getting a release from his Wests Tigers contract.
Josh Papalii will return on Canberra’s left edge after serving his penance for drink-driving as the Raiders have concussion concerns of their own with Luke Bateman failing to finish Sunday’s game.
Jacob Saifiti was taken for precautionary scans after suffering a neck injury and remains 50/50 for Sunday’s game with Sam Stone his likely replacement. Josh Starling and Lachlan Fitzgibbon are unlikely to play.
Canterbury Bulldogs v Sydney Roosters
The Bulldogs may have lost but went through the game unscathed and should name the line-up for their grudge match against the Roosters, who are likely to name the same 17 as well, with Mitch Aubusson expected to pass a concussion test after failing to finish.
Jason Clark suffered an ankle injury against the Tigers and is expected to miss a week for the Bunnies.
The Storm looks to go in unchanged following their disappointing loss to the Titans.