You have to apply for special dispensation to get someone into the squad from outside the named 21. I assume this is to stop someone like Des Hasler sneaking a young half in last minute. You would think if the Warriors said "Aggghh fuck our best player got injured at training, can we bring someone else in?" Surely thats the sort of circumstance where you aren't pulling the wool over the NRLs eyes, otherwise they would just make the rule "Only players from inside the 21".
It looked to me at the time the side was named that Kearney made an error by having only one forward (Bunty) on the extended bench, I think I even said I hope we don't have an injury in the forwards this week.
Having two wings on your extended bench was just asking for it imo.
I doubt the Nrl would be making special dispensations to the Warriors every week, that'd go against the new changes to the team naming protocols so it's an area Kearney's going to have to get right in the future.