George Burgess to miss Wigan’s trip to Castleford

Drew Darbyshire

George Burgess will miss Wigan’s game at Castleford next week due to a hip injury.

The 27-year-old made his Super League debut on Thursday in Wigan’s 16-10 victory over rivals Warrington – but he came off in the opening quarter with a hip injury that he has sustained in training.

Warriors hooker Sam Powell also left the field in the opening stages after being knocked out by Chris Hill when scoring a try, which the Warrington captain was then sent off for.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam said: “Sam is walking around in there, he’s a little bit dazed but he’s okay.

“Clearly we should have scored more points, but we were clunky. I think when we lost Sam Powell we lost our way a little bit, and George Burgess went before him.

“I thought our young players in the forward pack were pretty good and I was happy with Bevan French at full-back. I think he’s going to set Super League alight in 2020.”


Wigan could have a disciplinary worry after back-rower Morgan Smithies was alleged to have gouged the eyes of Warrington playmaker Blake Austin.

Lam added: “I don’t know what happened there, I’ll have to talk to the referees.

“I know it’s been put on report, what was said or what was alleged and then retracted, I’m not sure. We’ll have to see how that pans out in next 24 hours.”

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