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What makes the injury toll worse is the fact that it’s pretty much concentrated on the backs. If it were more evenly spread then it may not have had the same impact on our ability to cope. We’re scraping the barrel for centres and wingers which is already a weak point. Jack being suspended just magnifies our dilemma.
 

Rabbitohs young gun Tyrone Munro out for two months with shoulder injury​

South Sydney have launched a bid have Dane Gagai’s brother cleared for their Las Vegas fixture after teen flyer Tyrone Munro was added to the club’s growing casualty ward.

Brent Read and Michael Carayannis

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February 12, 2024 - 6:31PM

News Corp Australia Sports Newsroom

South Sydney have launched a bid to have Jacob Gagai cleared for their season opener in Las Vegas after their mounting injury crisis claimed another victim in the outside backs - teenage flyer Tyrone Munro.

Gagai, the 28-year-old brother of Newcastle and Queensland centre Dane Gagai, is yet to play first grade but has vaulted into contention to play in Round 1 after the Rabbitohs were rocked when Munro broke his collarbone at training over the weekend.

Munro underwent scans on Monday which confirmed he was expected to miss up to eight weeks, a bitter blow not just to Souths but also for the 19-year-old as he closed in on a place in a Rabbitohs backline that has been ravaged heading into the season.

Munro joins a growing list of absentees as the Rabbitohs prepare to head for America. Centre Campbell Graham headlines the slew of sidelined stars thanks to a sternum injury that may take up to six months to heal.

The Rabbitohs will also be without star recruit Jack Wighton, who is serving a suspension dating back to last season that will mean he is unavailable for the game against the Sea Eagles.

Jacob Gagai. Picture: NRL Imagery


Jacob Gagai. Picture: NRL Imagery

Izaak Thompson would have come into contention but he is unavailable for the game, leaving Gagai as one of the few outside backs on the club’s books capable of playing at Allegiant Stadium.

The issue for the Rabbitohs is that Gagai was charged and suspended over an incident in last year’s state championships after a swinging arm on Brisbane Easts player George Jennings.

Gagai was hit with a grade two careless high tackle offence which carried a one-match ban with an early guilty plea.

The Rabbitohs are hopeful that the judiciary will allow them to use the All Stars game as part of the ban, which would free him to take part in Round 1.

Gagai and fellow Souths player Isaiah Tass were withdrawn from the All Stars game at the weekend as the Rabbitohs looked to ensure their numbers weren’t further dwindled.

Tyrone Munro has a broken collarbone. Picture: Hannah Peters/Getty Images


Tyrone Munro has a broken collarbone. Picture: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

It now appears he should not have been picked in the first place given he is serving a suspension. That could end up working in Souths favour as they look to have the All Stars game counted as part of his ban, which would free him to play in Las Vegas.

The Rabbitohs are also sweating on the fitness of five-eighth Cody Walker as he struggled with a calf injury that forced his withdrawal from the All Stars game.

The Rabbitohs are confident the injury is only minor but this week will be crucial as he bids to prove his fitness to take on the Sea Eagles.

The last thing Souths can afford is to lose another of their big names given the way they have already been decimated in the lead up to Round 1.

Coach Jason Demetriou will be sweating on his players emerging from the All Stars game unscathed - Latrell and Shaquai Mitchell are part of the Indigenous All Stars team.
 
If Gagai starts round 1 and it doesn’t go well, that’s not gonna be great for JD.
 
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if Gagai starts round 1 and it doesn’t go well, that’s not gonna be great for JD.
How many NRL backs have debuted at 28? I feel like it happens in the forwards but geez itd be a very low number for backs.
 
If it happens, hopefully he brains it for everybodies sake. Cause if it goes bad, yikes.
 
In lieu of the club doing this for us, can we do an update on where we’re at for round 1 re: squad health?

Happy to update as people provide details.

01 L Mitchell
02 Johnston
03 Wighton (Suspended Round 1 & 2)
04 Graham (Injured ETA ~Round 20)
05 Munro (Injured ETA ~Round 5)
06 Walker (Injured ETA ~Round 1)
07 Ilias
08 Tatola
09 Cook (Not Playing Shield But Ok?)
10 Keppie
11 Arrow
12 Koloamatangi
13 Murray (Baby Due Date Question Marks)
14 Burgess
15 Havili (Not Playing Shield But Ok?)
16 Moale
17 Duncan
18 S Mitchell
19 Chee Kam
20 Host
21 Lovett (Injured ETA ~Mid Year)
22 Thompson (Anybody Have Info???)
23 Milne
24 Gray
25 Tass
26 Mamouzelos
27 Hawkins
28 Te Hau
29 - *
30 -

D1 Fletcher
D2 Kennar
D3 Gagai (Suspension Round 1)
D4 Mellars (Injured ETA ~Early-Mid Year)
D5 Le Blanc
D6 Teaupa

* Daniel Suluka Fifita (some ???’s around his contract - touring Dogs facilities, not in the team photo, still on the website).

So currently 6 guys ruled out for Round 1, with another 4 or so with some question marks TBC.
 
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Our backline for Vegas could be something like

1. Mitchell
2. Johnston
3. Tass
4. Gagai/Kennar
5. Milne
6. Hawkins
7. Ilias

Yikes
 
Walker has a calf strain yes? I'd be expecting something longer than a couple of weeks after enduring the Latrell calf strain saga of last year.
 
Walker has a calf strain yes? I'd be expecting something longer than a couple of weeks after enduring the Latrell calf strain saga of last year.
Can only go off the report of 'should hopefully be right come round 1'. This is where we're at in this age of information.
 
Walker has a calf strain yes? I'd be expecting something longer than a couple of weeks after enduring the Latrell calf strain saga of last year.
He was walking around the ground at Penrith last Sunday when the junior Oz tag games were being played. He looked fine. Here’s a photo taken with him and my grandson. I think he should be good to go come round 1.
 

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As per Rabbits Radio, the injuries:

Graham - Sternum
Munro - Collarbone
Walker - Calf (second of the preseason)
Wighton - Calf
Thompson - Calf
Mellars - Hamstring
Cook - ‘Niggles’
Havili - ?
Le Blanc - ?
 

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