Depth in key positions now a real issue for the joint-venture side early in the season.
New Wests Tigers recruit Braith Anasta is set to miss at least the next four weeks doe to a groin strain picked up in his side’s last round loss.
The addition of the former Sydney Rooster to the club’s casualty ward is a worrying sign early for the Tigers, who have just two wins from their first six games.
Robbie Farah (groin), Chris Lawrence (ankle) and Aaron Woods (knee) have all pulled out of the City side to play Country this weekend, however, the trio are expected to be fit for the Tigers’ round seven clash against Brisbane.
Anasta is just the latest in a long list of injured Tigers, which includes star five-eighth Benji Marshall, who is not expected back until round nine due to a toe complaint.
However, one name has been taken off the injury list for the Tigers with former Australian Schoolboy representative Matt Groat recovering from a long-term ankle injury.
The Wests Tigers casualty ward:
Aaron Woods (knee), Rd 7
Chris Lawrence (ankle), Rd 7
Robbie Farah (groin), Rd 7
Jack Buchanan (cheekbone), Rd 7
Blake Ayshford (knee), Rd 7/8
Braith Anasta (groin), Rd 10
Marika Koroibete (foot), Rd 7/8
Liam Fulton (quad), Return: Indefinite
Benji Marshall (toe), Rd 9
Lote Tuqiri (arm). Return: Indefinite
Keith Galloway (pectoral): Indefinite
James Gavet (ankle) Return: Indefinite