Casualty Ward: Sam Tomkins latest and Hull derby update

Josh McAllister
Sam Tomkins Catalans Dragons

Sam Tomkins returns for the Dragons

Sam Tomkins has had scans on the calf injury that saw him leave the field during Catalans’ defeat to St Helens in the Challenge Cup. 

The 33-year-old left the field 30 minutes into the clash, replaced by the returning Arthur Mourgue. 

The scans have showed a small fracture to the fibula. He will be unavailable for an estimated four weeks, the club has confirmed.

Sam Tomkins could miss their upcoming fixtures against Toulouse, Salford, Hull and Castleford.

Mourgue, 22, made his first appearance of the season after suffering a pre-season injury in January. The France international picked up an ankle injury that ruled him out. 

Wakefield were without trio Tom Johnstone, Jacob Miller and David Fifita on Sunday against Wigan.

“I’m expecting some bumps and bruises tomorrow (Monday) morning,” Wakefield boss Willie Poching said following their defeat. “It’s about patching people up.”

Hull derby updates

Hull KR star youngster Mikey Lewis left the field with an ankle injury during the club’s victory over Castleford on Friday. He was pictured in crutches following his side’s success in the Challenge Cup quarter-finals. Tony Smith’s side host rivals Hull on Friday, live on Sky Sports.

Carlos Tuimavave continues to struggle with injuries and he missed Hull’s clash with Huddersfield on Saturday. 

Hull were without Joe Cator, Cameron Scott, Jamie Shaul, and Scott Taylor through injury. Josh Reynolds made his return, named on the bench.

Wigan and St Helens

Wigan’s Iain Thornley left the field during their cup clash with Wakefield on Sunday. It was his first game back since sustaining an ankle injury in the opening round against Hull KR.

Alex Walmsley, Will Hopoate and Matty Lees all returned for St Helens on Saturday. They looked to have enjoyed an injury-free 80 minutes in Perpignan.

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