Dodds injury overshadows dramatic Warrington victory

A serious looking injury to Warrington forward Mitchell Dodds overshadowed Warrington’s late 30-20 win over the Catalans Dragons.

Dodds is a new signing at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and his start at the Wolves was delayed due to an injury sustained at previous club Brisbane Broncos

The 26 year-old was stretchered off just before half-time and was given oxygen as he left the pitch at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium and confirmation is needed to realise the extent of the injury, although it is expected that Dodds will spend further time on the sidelines.

Dodds’ side were four wins from four heading into this game in the south of France and the Wire were too strong for Catalans on Saturday evening. 

The two teams went into the break all square as tries from Todd Carney and Pat Richards were cancelled out by Rhys Evans and Ben Currie, with Richards’ penalty conversion the difference between the sides at 14-12.

The Dragons started the second half strongly and were rewarded with a try from Vincent Duport after super work from Todd Carney on his inside. 

The game looked to be heading in the French side’s favour with a dominant display from the forwards, but Warrington battled back superbly late in the game, and tries from Rhys Evans and George King put them into the lead for the first time.

With the Dragons looking to chase the game in the dying moments, the ball went to ground and Sandow pounced to cross the tryline with the last play of the game to give the Wolves an impressive victory, which sends them joint-top of Super League

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