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Competition - NRL

Round - Round 01

Teams – Raiders v Panthers

Date – 5th of March 2016

Venue – GIO Stadium, Canberra ACT

Photographer – Mark Nolan

Description –

Canberra Raiders five-eighth Blake Austin has suffered a hand injury during a defensive training session yesterday.

He will undergo surgery today and will be out for an indefinite period which could be for the rest of the season.

Canberra Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart said the injury would be a challenge for the team, but one they can overcome.  

“It was a very simple accident and very unfortunate for Blake,” Ricky Stuart said. “As I said last week we are not a one man team and Sam Williams will come into the team now and we know he’ll do a great job for us.”

“This will challenge us and everybody has to buy in and assist in picking up the slack.”

Acknowledgement of Country

New South Wales Rugby League respects and honours the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.