The injury list is still long, but it's vastly better than last week. A few key players are still out, notably top locks Tevita Naqali and Stan South, although the latter is very close to returning and is a matchday decision. Furthermore, reserve lock Felix Kalapu seems unlikely to join the team at all this season. In the back line, Thretton Palamo continues to be absent, and is not joined by Junior Sa'u. Mike Dabulas is day-to-day, meaning that we should see him rejoin the lineup this week or next week.

The big story is all the names who are coming now available. Rohan Saifoloi, the big signing of the season, is apparently available and will be playing this week. He and Peni Lasaqa have made it through visa-hell and should be a big boost for the back line.

Disclaimer: Injury updates are difficult to do, because MLR teams are not very open about who is and isn't available. I've done my best here, but I can't guarantee any of the information is perfectly accurate.

Summary

PlayerTypeInjured sinceTimeframe
Junior Sa'uInjuryWeek 2 @ AustinUnknown
Stan SouthInjuryWeek 1 @ ATLMatchday decision
Tevita NaqaliInjuryWeek 1 @ ATL3-5 weeks
Mike DabulasInuryWeek 1 @ ATLMatchday decision
Will VakalahiInjuryWeek 1 @ ATLUnknown
Luke CampbellInjuryPreseason vs NE3-5 weeks
Palema RobertsInjuryPreseason vs TOROut for season
Tom CapriottiInjuryPreseasonOut for season
Thretton PalamoSuspected injuryPreseasonUnknown
Felix KalapuSuspected visa issuesUnknown

Roster overall

PosStartersBackupsReserves
1IscaroVakalahiVaivao,
Lopresti
2IrimescuKatzHryekewicz
Caprotti
Lopresti
3IlnickiStewartLopresti
Carroll
4/5Naikatini
South
Naqali
Beach
Gordon
Kalapu
6/7Campbell
Bailey
Daniel
Naqali
Gordon
Worth
Coleman
8Fa'anana-SchultzBrown
9TusitalaThomasLefevre
10SaifoloiDabulasTalataina
Sheehy
12/13Palamo
Fraser
Sa'u
Talataina
Moala
Koi-Larbi
Roberts
11/14Roberts-Te Nana
Lasaqa
Fraser
Moala
Russell
Rizzo
15DabulasSheehyGriffin
Italics represent players who cover a second position. Strikeouts represent players who are injured or otherwise unavailable. Underlines represent players who are day-to-day and may or may not be available to play the next match.