The final round of the NRL season has a huge bearing on certain team’s finals hopes, but with the top four locked in three teams are set to rest a host of players.
The Broncos, Storm and Panthers will reportedly all sideline their key spine players in a bid to enter the finals as fit as possible after several horror injury blows in Round 26.
Melbourne were handed a huge scare when Jahrome Hughes hobbled down the tunnel and he will sit out alongside several other players according to general manager of football Frank Ponissi.
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“Hughesy has pulled up well in the last couple of days but will miss this week along with a few players who have been carrying niggling injuries that will benefit from a week off before the finals,” Ponissi said in a club statement.
“It is a long and tough season so we will take the opportunity to freshen up a number of…