Wigan boss Matt Peet provides injury update on Sam Powell 

Sam Powell

Wigan head coach Matt Peet has provided the latest on hooker Sam Powell following his injury sustained against Hull KR.

Powell, 30, left the field early during the club’s 46-4 victory over the Robins at the DW Stadium last Thursday.

He was replaced by youngster Brad O’Neill early in the game, which saw hat-tricks for both Bevan French and Liam Marshall. 

“Sam Powell has got an injury to his foot,” Peet told Love Rugby League. “We’re anticipating around a month. 

“He’s had his scans so he’s just waiting on a few specialist appointments for more direction on that.

“He’ll feature again this season, we anticipate. But it could be around a month.”

The club will also appeal O’Neill’s two match-ban, which he picked up during a reserves game against Wakefield. The decision will be heard on Tuesday.

The hooker came into contact with the referee and was given a Grade C charge.

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Hull KR are hoping to welcome back Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Frankie Halton, Albert Vete, Jimmy Keinhorst and Korbin Sims for Thursday’s home clash with Toulouse. Lachlan Coote will miss out due to a failed HIA during the club’s defeat to Wigan. Interim coach Danny McGuire also all but confirmed that Will Dagger’s season is over with a ruptured achilles.

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.

Warrington are waiting on the results on Matt Dufty’s injury. The full-back suffered a foot injury and was sent for scans on Monday afternoon.

Meanwhile, there are concerns for St Helens winger Regan Grace following the club’s 44-12 defeat at Salford. The rugby union-bound winger left the field in the closing stages without any contact.

Curtis Sironen also picked up an injury for the Saints.

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About Josh McAllister 1717 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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