Steve McNamara confirms Dean Whare injury

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Dean Whare injury Steve McNamara

Catalans Head Coach Steve McNamara has confirmed Dean Whare has suffered a pectoral injury during their 18-10 win over Hull KR.

Whare was forced off in the sixth minute of the match. Tyrone May ended up coming on for the Dragons and played almost the whole game at centre.

McNamara confirmed it looked like he had torn the pectoral muscle, but not the same one he injured last year.

He said: “It looks like he’s torn his pec. The opposite one, not the one he did last season in the Grand Final.

“It’s disappointing for him, but we will get that treated as soon as we can.”

McNamara pleased Dragons find another way

The Dragons Head Coach was pleased his side managed to find a different way to win against Hull KR. They won thanks to tries from Fouad Yaha and Joe Chan, as well as three penalties from Sam Tomkins.

McNamara added: “I think we were off the mark tonight. We didn’t play how we’ve played the last few weeks, but the most important thing was to get that two points tonight.

“I think at the earliest parts of the season that’s what it is. You’ve seen the weather all week what it’s been like here and field was reasonably heavy so just got to find a way to win and we did that by kicking penalties tonight.

“I think at this stage of the season, you get the scoreboard moving, it’s half a try and ultimately we win on penalties.

“I’m actually really happy with the type of game we were put in tonight and the type of game we had to fight to win. You need to find different ways at different stages of the season.”

“Tonight is a good, good result for us. In terms of putting us in a good position moving to the next stage.”

Catalans 18-10 Hull KR: Dragons maintain winning run