Kaiviti Silktails outside back Makrau Fonumanu will be out for the next six weeks after suffering a concussion in their 40-14 loss to the Ryde-Eastwood Hawks in the Ron Massey Cup on 1 May.
Coach Wes Naiqama said he is likely to field a debutant in place of Fonumanu while Jonetani Bokini returns from a minor injury he sustained in the same match.
“Injuries and suspension are our main concern. Two players have been suspended while we have several players on the injury list. It’s a positive opportunity for our non-debutants to step up in the training and fight for a spot in the team.”
The Silktails will face Wentworthville Magpies RMC at 5 pm at Ringrose Park on Sunday.