Warriors coach Ivan Cleary and fans alike are eagerly waiting for the results of x-rays, that will determine the extent of the wrist injury suffered by Sam Rapira in the Warriors trial win over the Burleigh Bears.

The injury to Rapira, forced him to sit on the bench for most of the second half, as he was in severe discomfort.

“He didn’t even know about it (during the game), in fact he didn’t even know about it after the game … it wasn’t until he woke up on (Sunday) morning,” Cleary said.

“I’m not sure how to take that, Sam’s a pretty tough guy, so I’m not too sure how to take that.

“We’ll just have to cross our fingers on that one.”

The results are expected early this week, and the Warriors will make a decision on Rapira’s availability for their next trial game with Manly.

“Initially I wasn’t sure if I wanted four, but with the size of the squad we had and the fact that everyone was playing, it’s worked out really well,” Cleary said.

“I’ve been pretty happy with a lot of guys actually, certainly there’s some pretty keen competition for places.

“We’ve been lucky, we’ve had just about everyone available to play.

“And probably the most pleasing thing I guess is the young guys, we’ve had four or five young guys from the NYC (national youthcompetition) last year and how advanced they are at getting ready to play NRL.

“That’s the benefit of having the 20s (age competition) in for a few years now, that’s been a really good thing. ”

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