Haze Dunster suffered a doubtlessly severe knee damage in Parramatta’s 26-22 NRL trial loss to St George Illawarra whereas Ryan Matterson and Dragons duo Tyrell Fuimaono and Tautau Moga may face suspension.
Younger St George Illawarra centre Max Feagai was additionally pressured off with an ankle damage within the second half at CommBank Stadium on Sunday night.
The Dragons fought again from 16-0 to be stage at half-time as English prop George Burgess obtained by his first match since late 2020 following radical hip-resurfacing surgical procedure.
The previous South Sydney bookend, who left the NRL after the 2019 season to affix Tremendous League membership Wigan, completed with seven runs, 55 metres and 5 tackles in a stable stint off the bench.
Parramatta confirmed winger Dunster sustained “ligament harm” and can bear scans after the winger was awkwardly caught beneath Fuimaono within the thirteenth minute.
The St George Illawarra second-rower was sin-binned and positioned on report for a hip drop sort out.
As a consequence of his rap sheet, which features a grade-two hip-drop offence in 2020 and a reckless excessive sort out final season, Fuimaono would have loading and carryover factors utilized to a possible cost.
Simply two minutes after the Indigenous All Star was given his marching orders, Moga, in his first look within the Purple V, was sin-binned for clocking new Eels winger Bailey Simonsson excessive.
Matterson, a late addition to Parramatta’s squad, joined them off the sphere after a excessive sort out.
Eels hooker Reed Mahoney returned from the shoulder damage that curtailed his 2021 marketing campaign and his staff have been proper on high whereas he was directing play across the ruck.
Parramatta had all of the early ascendancy, catching out St George Illawarra’s proper edge with fast palms down the shortside as Hayze Perham scored within the third minute.
Entrance-rower Oregon Kaufusi barged over within the eleventh minute earlier than Sean Russell, changing Dunster on the left flank, made it three unanswered tries.
After beginning at fullback, Cody Ramsey traded locations with Tyrell Sloan on the wing throughout the first half as Dragons coach Anthony Griffin forged his eye over his No.1 choices.
Feagai, Connor Muhleisen and Moga – courtesy of a neat offload from centre recruit Moses Suli – grabbed four-pointers as St George Illawarra discovered momentum.
Solomone Naiduki put the Eels again in entrance within the forty fourth minute earlier than Josh McGuire executed a run-around play to create house for Dragons winger Bailey Antrobus to attain.
Sloan delivered an exquisite cut-out move to present Jonathan Reuben the match-winner within the 63rd minute.