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Friend strained by injury

Hooker and Vice-Captain Jake Friend has today been ruled out of NRL action for 2-4 weeks, at this stage, after suffering a hamstring strain in the dying stages of last Saturday's win over the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Friend has undergone scans and will begin rehabilitation on the injury immediately, before returning to training with the full Squad on a limited load next week.

Updates on Friend will be supplied as they come to hand.