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“It’s costly”: Sam Burgess reveals extent of Warrington Wolves injuries

Warrington Wolves boss Sam Burgess Super League

Warrington Wolves head coach Sam Burgess has revealed that despite a big win yesterday, it’s not all good news for his side.

The Wolves took advantage of a poor Huddersfield Giants performance as tore Ian Watson’s side apart in a 48-0 victory.

Eight tries in an easy victory included scores for Matt Dufty and Josh Drinkwater – with eight separate try scorers.

Stefan Ratchford’s kicking display was of particular note, kicking eight out of eight attempts.

This puts them level with St Helens on 22 points, and just two points behind Wigan Warriors at the top of the Super League table.

It was a fantastic performance for Burgess’ men, but this has now been tarnished by some bad news.

Fresh injury concerns for Warrington Wolves

After the game, Sam Burgess was understandably pleased with the result, but shared fresh injury concerns – on top of already being without Jordy Crowther and Joe Philbin, as well as Luke Thomas and Leon Hayes who have season-ending injuries.

He said: “I’m happy with all of it tonight… but we lost three players so it’s costly. We had a couple of injuries.

“We lost two outside backs and Lachlan Fitzgibbon in the first ten minutes so it’s pretty costly.

“It’s not looking good for Connor [Wrench], I mean… he’s had previous major surgery there so it’s not looking good for him.

“Toby [King] will have a scan, and we will have to wait and see, but it’s never good when they pull up with hamstrings.”

He confirmed that he didn’t know if Wrench had injured the same knee that he had surgery on but that the centre was “very upset” in the dressing room and expects him to be out for an extended period.

He continued, noting that it wasn’t just in the backs that injuries had occurred: “Lachlan Fitzgibbon is battling with a couple of injuries there so we just have to reassess, regroup and we play again in six days time – so we’ll have to find some troops to come in.”

He’ll be hoping the squad is in good shape for their clash with Leeds Rhinos next week.

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