Reece Walsh was sent off the pitch after…

Reece Walsh is the latest star to be ruled out of Magic Round as the NRL has come under pressure to rethink the scheduling of the Brisbane event after the competition goes through an injury crisis with other big names such as Nathan Cleary and Kalyn Ponga missing. After 10 rounds of the NRL, the game heads to Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane with most teams set to play across three days.

Fans flock north to watch their team in the rugby league festival, but many viewers will be left somewhat disappointed their favourite player might not be taking part. The NRL has announced all three days are sold out for the round with 140,000 fans set to celebrate in Brisbane. This will reportedly earn around $40 million for Brisbane tourism. But fans have been left waiting to see who their team will name after injury carnage hitting most clubs.

However, the injury crisis hitting the NRL has continued with Broncos fullback, and arguably the biggest drawcard for the home fans, being ruled out with a knee injury only hours before the start of the showpiece. The game’s premier halfback won’t be playing for the Panthers with Cleary out for the Origin series after hurting his troublesome hamstring once again. Ponga was ruled out for 12 weeks earlier in the season after an ugly foot injury.