NRL Casualty Ward: Radley out for England; Turuva set to miss Bowl final
Sydney Roosters lock Victor Radley has been ruled out of the England side for this weekend’s third Test against Tonga at Headingley with a groin strain.
England will also be without Toby King due to an ankle sprain, while 2018 Golden Boot winner Tommy Makinson is again side-lined with a wrist injury.
Fiji centre Sunia Turuva is set to miss Sunday’s Pacific Bowl final against Papua New Guinea with an ongoing calf injury.
Turuva suffered the injury in the process of scoring a try against the Cook Islands in Week 2 of the Pacific Championships and missed last weekend’s 43-18 defeat of the Kumuls.
Super League speedster Jason Qareqare comes in on the wing as he did last weekend while Dragons winger Mikaele Ravalawa shifts to the centres in place of Turuva.
In better news for the Bati, Kitione Kautoga has been named on the bench to return from a back injury after also missing last week’s game against PNG.
The Kumuls, meanwhile, have centre Rodrick Tai back on deck from a knee injury but Mesake Ravonu (head knock) and Mackenzie Yei (knee) will miss the Bowl final.