Hull KR boss Tony Smith confirms Brad Takairangi will be out for the season

Hull KR head coach Tony Smith has confirmed that Brad Takairangi will be out for the season after suffering a horror hamstring injury in last week’s defeat to Castleford Tigers.

The New Zealander tore his hamstring whilst chasing back a Jake Mamo intercept and now Smith has revealed just how big the problem is.

“Brad Takairangi will be booked in for surgery,” Smith said.

“It’s a pretty significant tear with the ligament as well, so it will be a lengthy repair and I’m gutted for him.

“We will get that dealt with in the next week or so. He will be out for the season which is really disappointing for him and it’s certainly not the way he would have wanted to end the year.”

When asked if Takairangi had likely played his last game for KR, Smith simply said: “I probably think so.”

Smith also confirmed that veteran hooker Matt Parcell could miss Saturday’s game against Catalans Dragons.

“Matty Parcell has a neck problem from last week so he is touch and go.”

KR are expected to welcome back the likes of Albert Vete and Elliot Minchella whilst Mikey Lewis is expected to return for Rovers’ clash with Salford Red Devils after the Challenge Cup Final weekend.

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