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Dragons Benji Marshall celebrates setting up a great try for Dragons Justin Hunt:           NRL Rugby League, Round 22, NZ Warriors v St George Dragons at Westpac Stadium, Saturday 8th August 2015. Digital image by Shane Wenzlick, copyright

St George Illawarra Dragons halfback Benji Marshall will undergo scans after suffering a minor hamstring strain during the 36-0 win over the New Zealand Warriors at Westpac Stadium, Wellington on Saturday.

Marshall suffered the injury during the 19th minute of play and was subsequently forced to leave the field.

Furthermore, winger Dylan Farrell sustained a back injury in the warm-up to the fixture which resulted in team mate Justin Hunt being a late inclusion into the starting team.

In addition, utility Will Matthews also suffered a shoulder injury in the tenth minute of play and was also forced to leave the field.

Dragons High Performance Manager Mark Andrews suggested that the full extent of all three respective injuries will not be known until after the squad arrives in Brisbane on Sunday.

“Will has dislocated his shoulder, it popped out on the field, but popped back in within about a minute so we are hoping for the best but we will need scans to confirm the extent of the damage,” said Andrews.

“Benji has suffered what looks like a minor hamstring strain but we won’t know anymore until he gets scans.

"Both he and Will will get scans back in Australia on Monday.

“Dylan returned from a back injury a couple of weeks ago and with the extended travel he pulled up tight from the warm-up and we thought it was best not to risk it and take the safe option for the game.”

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