Injury update: Moga and Saifiti twins

Danny Levi and Jacob Saifiti are on the comeback trail.

Having had back and shoulder surgery, respectively, the duo has ramped up their efforts at training this week.

Head of Physical Performance, Balin Cupples said the pair are making big strides ahead of the 2019 season.


"In the last few days we've had Danny and Jakey migrate into the full team with some small modifications where they're pretty much doing all skills and all games and all the conditioning with the main group," Cupples explained.

"It's good to get that more numbers on the field and be sort of able to straight away build those combinations in with coaches and in with some new coaches to take us forward."


Jacob's brother, Daniel is recovering from a foot injury which troubled him in the back-end of the 2018 season.

"Dan obviously had a lisfranc injury through the year," Cupples said.

"Pretty exciting times for Dan, he's made some really good progress. He's back for his first run on the field and come through Alter G sessions, just working on that lower body strength application over last off-season break.

"To be able to get him on field and moving on the grass is a really big milestone for him. We're really excited as a group to get him out there with a few other boys."


Tautau Moga injured his ACL early in the 2018 season and recovering at a steady rate.

He's slowly increasing his workload with Cupples pleased with his progress.

"Tau's another one where we're just building his change of direction at the moment," Cupples explained.

"Reactive, a little more hard cutting and he's been going really good with his strength build up in the gym. We're just working on some hop-land work with him.


"Tau's another one that keeps ticking boxes along the way and he's been progressing."

Injured players and expected return dates:

Kalyn Ponga (Ankle - Round 1)

Connor Watson (Groin - Round 1)

Daniel Saifiti (Foot - Round 1)

Tautau Moga (ACL - Early Rounds)

Danny Levi (Back - Round 1)

Slade Griffin (ACL - Indefinite)