Cody Walker out of Indigenous All Stars, racing clock to be fit for Las Vegas

The first of the trials kicks off next weekend, and Griffiths hopes several players who were ruled ineligible for the All Stars do not feature for their clubs.

Souths held an opposed session at Maroubra, which essentially doubled as their unofficial first trial. They will start their fringe players against Manly on Sunday, and have only next weekend’s Charity Shield against St George Illawarra to nail their combinations before flying to the US.

Should 34-year-old Walker struggle to be fit for round one, Souths might need to turn to Dean Hawkins to partner Lachlan Ilias, or even rely on Mitchell.

Walker is expected to have scans first thing on Sunday.

Rated one of the premiership heavyweights, Souths were still reeling from the news during the week that Campbell Graham could be out for up to six months after requiring fresh surgery to his sternum.

Meanwhile, Josh Aloiai and Corey Waddell are late scratchings from Sunday’s game against Souths, with Karl Lawton and Aaron Woods to skipper the Sea Eagles.


Aloiai pulled up with calf tightness on Thursday while Waddell also suffered a knock. Neither player is expected to be in doubt for the Vegas game.

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