A foot damage has dominated Dallin Watene-Zelezniak out of Canterbury’s clash with St George Illawarra because the Kiwi Test fullback’s instantaneous future remains up in the air.
Watene-Zelezniak dropped out of the Bulldogs’ 19-man squad change on Sunday, with membership officials confirming he had suffered a foot damage forward of the bye.
Canterbury coach Trent Barrett has as a change named Tui Katoa to launch in the fullback position for the foremost time for the annual Queen’s Birthday clash.
Watene-Zelezniak is shriveled with the Bulldogs till the cease of next twelve months, but the membership is in the midst of a backline overhaul with Josh Addo-Carr, Matt Burton and Brent Naden joining the membership in 2022.
The Warriors on Sunday farewelled Ken Maumalo, with the winger scoring a hat-trick forward of joining Wests Tigers on Monday morning.
Warriors coach Nathan Brown then confirmed his team’s passion in the 25-twelve months-used Watene-Zelezniak as a straight away target.
Meanwhile the Dragons will trust NSW 2d-rower Tariq Sims lend a hand up for Monday’s clash, with the attend of a five-day turnaround from Insist of Foundation I.
Sims played 62 in the Blues’ tall reveal, dominating on the left edge and pulling up gorgeous on returning to the Dragons over the weekend.
“He will launch day after nowadays to come. He has pulled up if truth be told successfully,” Dragons coach Anthony Griffin acknowledged.
“To his credit score he used to be straight on the phone Thursday morning and wished to play, which is what you desire to scrutinize out of your obtain gamers.
“He’s pulled up if truth be told successfully. Clearly the longer turnaround helped him.”
Griffin furthermore intends on giving extra recreation to Jack de Belin, after taking half in 26 minutes on return in opposition to Brisbane.
The 30-twelve months-used had a defensive error early forward of rebounding to play a position in two tries, but is light anticipated to realize lend a hand off the bench in opposition to the Bulldogs.
“The wreck has been sparkling for him. He had a court docket case after which played two video games in six days,” Griffin acknowledged,.
“The 11-day wreck has been sparkling for him. He has freshened up successfully, he’s stout gash.
“We are succesful of lock to provide his minutes day after nowadays to come and accurate lend a hand an sight on him over the subsequent month as to what that looks esteem.
“With a chunk of luck he’s going to play extra minutes there day after nowadays to come and we are going to rep a map to produce on that.”