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Canberra sweat on Boyd's fitness for NRL

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 6/06/2017 Matt Coughlan

Canberra forwards Josh Papalii and Sia Soliola say Dave Taylor is primed to be unleashed if star prop Shannon Boyd is ruled out of their NRL clash with Penrith due to injury.

The depth of the Raiders' pack could be tested if Boyd's knee keeps him out of Saturday's match in Bathurst, while scans have confirmed bench forward Dunamis Lui's season is over due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday's golden-point loss to Manly.

Soliola was hopeful Boyd would play, but said Taylor's size and experience made him one of a number of options who could provide cover.

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