This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
Honouring Stan Carpenter...
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Dual international Mat Rogers says he's a certainty to make his comeback from a knee injury on Sunday when Gold Coast takes on the red-hot Sydney Roosters in their clash at Carrara.
Rogers missed his side's 24-point belting at the hands of the New Zealand Warriors in Auckland on Saturday. In another boost for the Titans, Chris Walker is a strong chance of overcoming a hamstring injury to play against his old club.
The Titans must win their three remaining matches to have any hope of securing a finals berth.
Meanwhile, Bulldogs lock Reni Maitua has praised the great talent of teammate Sonny Bill Williams but says the Kiwi international is not the only star of their side.
Williams dominated Canberra in yesterday' 52-4 triumph at Telstra Stadium, scoring three tries and setting up another in a brilliant performance. But Maitua says the Dogs have enough ability in their side to win this year's premiership even if Williams were to be brought down with injury later this year.
Elsewhere, Wests Tigers remain hopeful Robbie Farah will be available to play Cronulla in their match this weekend despite the star hooker struggling with a bruised hip.
Farah is expected to be named for the Tigers tomorrow, with the club's medical staff to monitor his progress n the lead-up to Saturday's match at Toyota Park. Farah, the Dally M medal favourite, suffered the injury in the first half of Friday's golden-point loss to the Sydney Roosters, but battled on with the help of a pain-killing injection.
On the judiciary front, Melbourne five-eighth Greg Inglis has avoided a charge for an alleged grapple tackle with the NRL match review committee citing just one player from the weekend matches.
Roosters hooker Heath L'Estrange has been charged with a grade one dangerous throw on Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah. He will miss one game with an early guilty plea, but will be risking a two-match ban if he decides to fight the charge at the judiciary.
Inglis was penalised for a grapple tackle on Brisbane five-eighth Greg Eastwood in the 68th minute of the Storm's 14-6 win on Sunday. Eastwood suffered a potentially-season ending knee injury in the incident, with the Broncos claiming it was Inglis' headlock-style tackle which caused the pivot to leave the field.