TL;DR news on Tom Trbojevic at April 22, 2023

Given the worries surrounding Trbojevic are linked to an old injury, there are fears of what could happen should the fullback take another knock to the same spot against the Raiders. But Trbojevic told Nine News he hoped to line up against Canberra on Friday, and was adamant he avoided a fracture in his cheekbone. Picture: Getty] Tom Trbojevic's facial injury isn't as bad as first feared. But they'll face a tougher assignment at Suncorp Stadium on Friday night, irrespective of Trbojevic's availability, with Manly still pushing hard to overhaul the Sydney Roosters into fourth spot. "They're still a great team without Tom," Simonsson said. Tom Gilbert the unlucky man to miss out. Tom Gilbert dropped out on game day and Connelly Lemuelu is 18th man. Five minutes before the break Cowboys half Tom Dearden put in an appalling kick that went further sideways than it did forward, landing just inside the right touchline 20 metres into the Tigers' half. Throw in average at best first graders like Waqa Blake, Tom Opacic, Shaun Lane and Bryce Cartwright and everything has to go right for success to ensue. V Holmes Manly Sea Eagles 56 v Parramatta Eels 10 The Eels' premiership plaudits are hanging by a thread, with Tom Trbojevic and co. But Whitehead wasn't bothered by Trbojevic's inclusion. "Just because Tommy's out doesn't mean we lose track of what we want to do," De Luis said. "We obviously want to finish in the top four and I think a lot of people think without Tommy we're not the side that we are. Trbojevic has arguably been more individually dominant while Cleary had accumulated 21 votes to sit comfortably atop the leaderboard when voting went behind closed doors after round 12. However, Cleary and Trbojevic have each only played 13 Telstra Premiership matches in 2021 whereas Walker has missed just one game, perhaps giving him enough of an edge to claim the prize.