Casualty Ward: Catalans triple blow, update on Wire duo & Castleford’s concerns

Drew Darbyshire
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Keep up to date with the latest injury news in Casualty Ward, this week including a triple blow to Catalans, an update from Warrington and the latest at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. 

Catalans triple blow

Catalans suffered a triple blow during their 32-22 defeat to Leeds on Saturday at Headingley Stadium.

Mickael Goudemand, 27, left the action in the latter stages of the first half for a head injury assessment and did not return to action after failing. It means he will be unavailable for next Saturday’s home game against Castleford.

Captain Ben Garcia, 29, will also be unavailable for the Castleford game after suffering a head knock.

Tyrone May, 26 suffered a serious-looking ankle injury that left him leaving Headingley in a protective boot.

Castleford latest

The Tigers were left with several injury blows following their 38-0 hammering to Warrington at home. Skipper Paul McShane was forced from action with a dead leg.

Liam Watts suffered a blow to an AC joint and was later in a sling.

The club will also be monitoring Nathan Massey, with fears that the 33-year-old forward has suffered a fractured eye socket.

St Helens update including Mata’utia

St Helens back-rower Sione Mata’utia failed his head injury assessment during Thursday’s 14-12 victory over Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The ex-Australia and Samoa international left the field just 27 seconds into the fixture and did not return to action. He will miss the side’s home game against Wakefield next Friday.

Mata’utia, 26, only returned to Paul Wellens’ squad ahead of the game after serving a two-match suspension.

21-year-old forward Jake Wingfield is set for an unspecified period on the sidelines due to a shoulder issue. He did not feature during Thursday’s game.

Meanwhile in the same game, on debut for Huddersfield, Harvey Livett was spotted with an ice pack on his calf and did not return to the field after being named at starting back-row.

Update on Wire duo

Daryl Powell has provided the latest on Warrington duo Daryl Clark and Josh Drinkwater. (Warrington Guardian)

Half-back Drinkwater was a surprise exclusion from Wire’s squad for their match at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. The 30-year-old Australian failed to complete the club’s captain’s run ahead of the Round Six fixture.

Meanwhile, hooker Clark will go for scans to determine the extent of the knee injury he sustained in the victory. He was forced off during the first half against his former club.

Hall wait

The Robins face a nervous wait over the fitness of winger Ryan Hall, who limped off early in the first half against Wakefield with a knee injury.

“I don’t know a great deal, he’ll have to go for scans,” head coach Willie Peters said.

“I’m hoping it’s nothing major. There’s an injury there but I’m not sure of the significance. I think it will be a few weeks out.”

Hall, a six-time Super League winner, recently signed an extended contract with Hull KR to play on in 2024.

Our Casualty Ward feature is out every week with the latest injury news.

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