Aidan Sezer and Sam Williams are set to start the season within the scorching seat as Canberra Raiders half Ata Hingano prepares for a six-month stint on the sidelines.
Hingano may miss the primary two months of the NRL season as he prepares to bear shoulder surgical procedure this week, leaving Sezer and Williams to steer the ship for the Raiders after Blake Austin departed for Warrington.
The playmaker suffered a dislocated shoulder early in Tonga’s historic Take a look at match towards the Australian Kangaroos final week with the harm ultimately forcing him off the sphere.
Hingano will doubtless be unavailable for at the very least the primary six rounds of the 2019 season after scans revealed surgical procedure is the one choice if the 21-year-old is to make a full restoration.
The shoulder harm additional dampens Hingano’s first yr within the capital after long-term ankle and knee accidents restricted him to 9 video games for the Inexperienced Machine final season.