Connect with us

Super League

Super League coach suggests his side have been hit the worst by injuries

Injuries are a part of sport sadly and we have seen many this season. Some of the more worrying ones were at the Magic Weekend as Hull KR star James Batchelor was stretchered off before the same happened to Jack Croft a day later.

Some teams have been hit harder by injuries in 2023 than others which is often the case. That said, every club has that one spell when they have plenty of injuries. Look at Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos. Both have had healthy squads over the last fortnight but earlier this season did it tough.

But it is those teams who constantly seem to have injuries that are worse off and these are the teams who end up using more players than the rest.

This week Huddersfield Giants have a bit of better luck injury wise with Olly Russell and Theo Fages both set to be fit leaving Ian Watson with a big decision to make in his spine.

“It’s a good decision, I guess. Yeah, like I said, we’ve been trying to get a settled team all through the year, but it’s just not been the case,” he said.

“So we’ll see where we get to this week, whether it’s going to change again. I think you have banged on about it for years, saying about if you get a settled team, a settled spine, you’re generally in a good position.”

Watson then went on to claim that his side have been hurt by team changes worse than any other comparing them to the bottom two Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity.

“But if you look at, you go through the league and look at the teams that have used the most players this year, I imagine it will be us. I know it’s definitely us. And Wakefield in there, I wouldn’t be surprised if Castleford’s in there as well,” he said.

“And it does have a knock on effect of where you sat, because you can’t build, you can’t get that continuity and the players can’t get the timing and things like that.

“So it disrupts everything you’re doing. So, yeah, it’s been a problem for us this year. But what we’ve got to do is look forward to what’s coming at the back end now and see if we can rectify that, see if we can get a few people back fit and try and get a bit of a settled team.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Must See

More in Super League