Xavier Savage. [Source: Sporting News]
The Raiders face a major blow with young fullback Xavier Savage ruled out for two months this NRL season.
Savage suffered a nasty face collision during a backline movement in their pre-season match against the Bulldogs yesterday and will undergo surgery on a broken jaw this week.
This could rule him out for up to two months.
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Round one of the NRL starts on March 2nd and the Raiders take on Cowboys in its first match on Mach 4th.