Wigan Warriors made to sweat on Liam Farrell and Cade Cust injuries

Wigan Warriors Cade Cust Matt Peet

Wigan Warriors boss Matt Peet will be made to wait on the fitness of key pair Liam Farrell and Cade Cust heading into the all important play-offs. 

Cust, 23, left the field during the club’s 48-4 victory over Catalans at the DW Stadium.

33-year-old World Cup hopeful Farrell was forced from the field during the derby win over St Helens with a knee injury. 

Wigan Warriors will enjoy a week’s rest ahead of their home semi-final clash, having secured second spot in the Super League table. They will face the highest ranked winner from the eliminators on Friday, 16 September. 

On Cust, head coach Peet said: “He’s injured his arm. He’ll need a scan, an x-ray. He could be (back this season). But if you ask me what I think, I think he might miss out. But what I think doesn’t matter.”

On Farrell, Peet added: “He’s got a grade one ACL and grade one MCL. He’ll be touch and go.”

The pair will be monitored ahead of Wigan’s play-off campaign. Meanwhile, influential hooker Sam Powell could make his return from a foot injury.

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Peet pays tribute to youthful Catalans 

Peet also ended his post-match press conference paying tribute to the youthful Catalans side.

Steve McNamara named 10 debutants in his side, with an eye on next week’s play-off fixture in Perpignan.

“It’s a credit to French rugby league what they did today,” Peet said.

“For pretty much their reserve team to come and compete like that is testament to whatever work has been and is being doing in the pathways in France. 

“I thought physically they were there to play. They caused a lot of problems defensively, so credit to a lot of people over there.”

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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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