Hull KR duo doubtful for Leigh clash

Hull Kingston Rovers pair Mose Masoe and Thomas Minns are doubts for the Championship side’s Qualifiers clash against Leigh Centurions on Saturday.

Masoe and Minns played in the Robins’ closely fought victory against Halifax yesterday but picked up shoulder and leg injuries respectively.

Rovers boss Tim Sheens was angered with the incident surrounding Masoe’s injury, as the former NRL coach said the prop was on the receiving end of a ‘chicken wing’ tackle.

“I’m very disappointed. He was chicken-winged and I’m sure it will be cited,” he told the Hull Daily Mail.

“His shoulder went in and out and he couldn’t finish the game.

“Mose will be doubtful this week against Super League opposition in Leigh. His experience and size would have been much appreciated within the group.

“The physio seems to be sure that it won’t be a long-term injury or that sort of thing, but the tackle was fairly obvious, so I’m disappointed that it wasn’t picked up.”

Centre Minns has been on the treatment table already during 2017, limited to 13 appearances and eight tries.

The former Leeds and Featherstone man was the club’s top try-scorer last season and will be a big miss if he is unable to shake off his latest setback.

Leigh started their bid for Super League survival with a win over Championship part-timers Featherstone Rovers.