Stars are being rested left, right and centre among the teams that have already qualified for the top eight, making the final round a tipster’s nightmare.
Daniel Tupou is the latest name to be pulled, though he isn’t being rested: the Roosters winger sustained a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury in training and will miss the crucial clash with South Sydney. Junior Pauga will be his replacement.
Should the Chooks make it through, he would likely miss any finals game the week after. Joey Manu is also out of Friday night’s derby after failing to return from a hamstring tear…
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