Casualty Ward: Five boost Hull KR, Saints double blow & Dufty scans

Drew Darbyshire
Matt Dufty Warrington Super League

Matt Dufty on his Warrington debut

Keep up to date with the latest injury news in Casualty Ward, this week including Warrington’s new recruit Matt Dufty and Hull KR.

Five boost Hull KR

Hull KR suffered more injury woes in their 46-4 defeat at Wigan on Thursday night. Full-back Lachlan Coote failed a head injury assessment in the first half. Interim coach Danny McGuire all but confirmed that Will Dagger’s season is over with a ruptured achilles.

Injuries to youngsters Connor Moore and Charlie Cavanaugh late on saw McGuire opt to finish the game with 12-men, with substitutes still available. 

However, there is some good news to report on for Hull KR. They could welcome back Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Frankie Halton, Albert Vete, Jimmy Keinhorst and Korbin Sims for Thursday’s home clash with Toulouse.

Meanwhile, Wigan hooker Sam Powell will have scans this week to discover the length of his injury sustained against Hull KR. The England Knights international was forced to leave the action early.

Castleford without Mamo

Castleford will be without Australian utility Jake Mamo for Sunday’s trip to champions St Helens. He failed a HIA in their 32-6 derby defeat to Wakefield on Friday night.

Dufty scans

Warrington will send new signing Matt Dufty for scans on a foot injury he picked up in their 32-22 loss at Huddersfield on Saturday.

Samoa World Cup hopeful Thomas Mikaele also limped off the field at the start of the second half and will be assessed further this week.

Warrington half-back George Williams missed the game with a migraine. He could return against his former club Wigan on Friday.


Saints double injury blow

It was a miserable afternoon for St Helens on Sunday afternoon. The champions suffered a 44-12 defeat at Salford as well as losing two of their key players – Regan Grace and Curtis Sironen.

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf described Sironen’s injury as a similar one to the torn bicep suffered by Jonny Lomax earlier this year.

There was concern over rugby union-bound winger Grace, who went off in the closing stages.

Grace has only managed nine appearances in 2022 due to injury. He is set to move to French union club Racing 92 at the end of the season.

Woolf added: “When you fall over without anyone touching you, that’s usually a bad sign.

“He was with the doctors when I was back in the sheds so I haven’t seen him just yet.

“We’ll find out a bit more soon, but I’d say it’ll be something that needs a scan as well.

“For whatever reason this year, we’ve had a lot more injuries and a lot more disruption certainly than we have in the last two years.”

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