Doubt lingers over huge Super League star ahead of Challenge Cup semi-final

We have a huge weekend of rugby league as Wigan Warriors and Hull KR as well as Leigh Leopards and St Helens prepare for huge Challenge Cup semi-finals.

Leigh take on St Helens at Warrington Wolves’ Halliwell Jones Stadium whilst Wigan and Hull KR prepare for a clash at Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley Stadium.

Leigh and Saints meet on the Saturday whilst Hull KR and Wigan meet on Sunday.

Hull KR are hoping to repeat their 2015 semi-final win at the same stadium.

Wigan are hoping to retain their Challenge Cup trophy.

There are major injury concerns for Hull KR and Willie Peters gave an update: “Yeah, so to be honest not at this stage, so the boys are training now, I’ll get a full report sort of this afternoon of where everyone’s at.

“Mini is one of those where yeah he will literally be touch and go but it was a two to six week injury so it’s going to be dependent on how he responds to some treatment.

“Jimmy and Hally, we’ll know more this afternoon. Obviously we don’t have to pick the team for later in the week but that’s the best I can give at the moment where it’s at.

“I mean, Jimmy’s played extremely well the last two games. You can see that he’s fresh, like there’s a lot of sort of tired bodies across the Super League because they’re playing every game in long minutes where Jimmy hasn’t done that. So you can see that he’s fresh and giving the team a lot of energy.

“Obviously Hally is Hally and Elliot Minchella has been arguably our best player all season. So I think having those three certainly is going to help, there’s no doubt about that.”

Speaking on Kane Linnett and Mikey Lewis after they missed last week through Head Injuries.

He confirmed they are on track but it cannot be confirmed yet that they will be prepared to feature against Wigan:

“Yeah, so again, I’ll know more this afternoon, it’ll be sort of final sort of steps with that, but everything’s looking towards those two being available for selection.”