NRL2021: Harris-Tavita, Taunoa-Brown in doubt for Warriors-Raiders clash

NZ Warriors stocks face a serious hit through suspension and injury, after Friday's 20-16 defeat to Newcastle Knights.

On the injury front, the Warriors will be without halfback Chanel Harris-Tavita for their round three match against Canberra Raiders at the very least.

The 21-year-old sustained a foot injury in last Friday's defeat and was wearing a moon boot after the match.

The Warriors await x-ray results, with the worst-case scenario being a broken foot for the club's first-choice halfback.

If Harris-Tavita is ruled out, Paul Turner or Hayze Perham would loom as the most likely replacements to partner Kodi Nikorima in the halves.

Back-rower Bailey Sironen was also spotted with his arm in a sling on Friday night, although Warriors officials have indicated that was only precautionary. 

The Kiwi side could be without prop Jamayne Taunoa-Brown for up to four weeks, after the 24-year-old was handed a grade-two charge for a tackle on Knights winger Hymel Hunt. 

Taunoa-Brown has a poor record with the NRL judiciary after a one-game ban for a tackle on Cronulla's Siosifa Talakai last year. Forward Jazz Tevaga was also cited for leading with the knee on Newcastle centre Bradman Best. 

The Warriors will name their squad to face the Raiders on Tuesday.

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