Sharks breathe easy on hurt NRL trio

Cronulla have breathed a sigh of relief with Siosifa Talakai, Wade Graham and Ronaldo Mulitalo all cleared of injuries and expected to face the Sydney Roosters.

The key trio were each sent for scans on Monday night after picking up problems in Sunday's win over Gold Coast.

Talakai's ankle had remained the biggest fear for the Sharks, while Graham had required scans on his foot and Mulitalo his shoulder.

However the three stars are expected to be named on Tuesday afternoon to face the Roosters, as Cronulla aim to fight to stay in the top four before the State of Origin period.

Elsewhere Canberra have confirmed fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad will miss up to two games with a hamstring injury.

But the club are hopeful Jamal Fogarty could make his long-awaited return to the field from his pre-season knee injury, while Jarrod Croker could also be back against Parramatta.

And Newcastle will be without centre Bradman Best against the Warriors, with the young star set for extended time out with an elbow injury.