Riddell, Hindmarsh will be fit for
season opener

Parramatta hooker Mark Riddell will be fit for next year's NRL kick-off despite sustaining an ankle injury which required surgery last week. Riddell tore ankle ligaments at training last Tuesday and had surgery on Friday to repair the damage.

Meanwhile, Parramatta teammate Nathan Hindmarsh will return to full training on January 10 as he recovers from the knee injury which prevented him from playing in the Tri Nations series.