NEWCASTLE coach Michael Hagan is expected to name centre Mark Hughes on the bench today for his side's NRL clash with Melbourne at EnergyAustralia Stadium on Saturday night.
CANBERRA backs Mark Mclinden and James Evans will undergo fitness tests this week to determine their availability for the Raiders' trip to Penrith on Saturday night.
CANBERRA forward Michael Hodgson will be available for the Raiders' National Rugby League game against Penrith on Saturday after entering an early guilty plea to a careless high tackle charge.
SYDNEY Roosters centre Shannon Hegarty will miss up to three weeks after suffering a sternum injury in yesterday's one-point loss to Penrith in the National Rugby League.
THREE players have been charged today with careless high tackles by the National Rugby League judiciary.
PARRAMATTA winger Luke Burt will undergo surgery today after breaking a collarbone in his side's 30-12 win over Newcastle Knights at the weekend.
THE New Zealand Warriors have lost second rower Awen Guttenbeil for at least a month ahead of Saturday's National Rugby League match against Manly at Brookvale Oval.
PENRITH utility back Luke Lewis will be out of action until round eight of the National Rugby League season after sustaining a knee injury against Melbourne last Saturday.
TEST winger Timana Tahu is in doubt for Newcastle's National Rugby League clash with Parramatta as the Knights' early-season injury misery continue.
WEST'S forward Luke O'Donnell and Parramatta second rower Steve Crouch will be the only players fronting the National Rugby League judiciary tomorrow night after three others entered early guilty pleas today.