SUNDAY SPECIALS | Two tight tussles for NRL Sunday - Melbourne Storm and Canberra Raiders flexing th...
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Moimoi was sent off midway through the second half of the Eels' 31-18 win on Saturday night and is expected to face a lengthy suspension. Also set to come under scrutiny are North Queensland forwards Jacob Lillyman and Paul Bowman, both placed on report for high tackles in yesterday's match with Sydney Roosters.
New Zealand Warriors vice-captain Ruben Wiki was reported for a high shot on Penrith prop Joel Clinton. A tackle by Matthew Cross for the Panthers on Manu Vatuvei is expected to be scrutinised, and Shayne Dunley was also reported for kneeing Jarryd Hayne.
Minichiello underwent keyhole surgery to repair a herniated disc in May and hasn't played since the round six clash with Brisbane in April.
Following yesterday?s main game, St George Illawarra coach Nathan Brown claims the NRL title race is far from over despite Melbourne maintaining its runaway lead with a ninth consecutive win. The Storm continued its charge to the minor premiership with a thrilling 34-24 victory over the Dragons.
With five rounds remaining, Melbourne leads the competition by six points with the second-placed Bulldogs a further four points clear of Brisbane and the Dragons. In other games yesterday, Wests Tigers upset Brisbane 20-6 while the Sydney Roosters belted North Queensland 40-20.
Huddersfield rolled back the years to book its first final appearance for 44 years with its best 80 minutes of the season. The clash with St Helens on August 26 will be a repeat of the Wembley final in 1953, when Huddersfield last lifted the famous trophy.
Jon Sharp's men were inspired brilliantly by Australian hooker and man of the match Brad Drew.