CRL general manager Terry Quinn will decide on Friday whether powerful forward Dan Kilian can play for Tumut in the elimination final at Twickenham.
Tumut secretary Sue Bristow revealed on Thursday that legal documents regarding Kilian had been sent to Quinn, and the club was now waiting for a ruling.
“There’s been no decision yet,” Bristow said.
“Terry Quinn is due to come back tomorrow (Friday).”
Kilian has been unable to play for Tumut for nearly two months because of an ongoing court matter, but it was resolved last week.
The CRL confirmed on Thursday that “Terry Quinn requires a court document before clearing Dan to play”.
Bristow said she had “fingers crossed” that Quinn would give Kilian the go-ahead to play against Kangaroos on Saturday.
“Absolutely,” she said.
“That’s what we’re hoping.”
Bristow said Kilian had fitted in well in Tumut and the club was right behind him.
The imminent return of Kilian would be just the boost Tumut needs before Saturday’s sudden-death clash.
Bristow said Tumut was in the throes of a injury crisis, with gun fullback Dean Bristow and barnstorming prop Tamati Ioane in serious doubt.
“There are a few (doubtful) hence the young ones (players) have been named,” she said.
Ioane is rated little chance of playing, while Dean Bristow is also unlikely to start.
Others under a cloud are Jacob McGrath and Charles Cribb, leaving Kilian’s comeback of vital importance for the Blues.