South Sydney are hoping their star hooker Damien Cook can overcome a quad injury to play in Friday’s blockbuster clash with the Roosters — and the man himself has given an update on where he’s at.
Meanwhile, Trent Robinson opted to bench Sam Walker last week to lighten his workload. Two-time premiership winning Rooster Cooper Cronk has lifted the lid on how the teenage halfback is handling the brutality of the NRL and why it will benefit him.
Read on for all of the Round 24 Early Mail.
Newcastle Knights vs Gold Coast Titans, 7.50pm at Sunshine Coast Stadium
Knights team: 1. Kalyn Ponga 2. Enari Tuala 3. Kurt Mann 4. Bradman Best 5. Hymel Hunt 6. Jake Clifford 7. Mitchell Pearce 8. Sauaso Sue 9. Jayden Brailey 10. Jacob Saifiti 11. Tyson Frizell 12. Mitchell Barnett 13. Connor Watson 14. Brodie Jones 15. Chris Randall 16. Josh King 17….