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Super League Injuries: Multiple sides dealt major blows

Willie Peters Hull KR

Super League sides were dealt injury problems in the Challenge Cup semi-finals, even with just the four sides in action.

Hull KR’s bubble has been slightly burst after losing to Warrington Wolves last week and being beaten by Wigan Warriors in the semi-final.

Compounding this is the news that they’re facing a trio of injuries.

Speaking after the game, head coach Willie Peters told the media about his concerns.

Dean [Hadley] has hurt his groin, Kelepi [Tanginoa] has a sternum issue and I’m not sure whether Joe Burgess passed his HIA.”

Losing two forwards, in Hadley and Tanginoa, could prove a struggle, although they’ll be up against arguably the weakest pack in the league in London Broncos on Sunday.

Joe Burgess went off after a late, acrobatic attempt at a try, and the Robins will be hoping he’ll be back swiftly.

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Huddersfield Giants, as well as looking back at two heavy defeats, are looking at two fresh injury concerns.

Matty English was taken off after twenty minutes, with an unconfirmed HIA meaning he could miss their game against Leigh Leopards in Super League this Friday.

Meanwhile, winger Adam Swift had missed their humbling defeat against Wigan Warriors last weekend, and he only managed to play the first half of the semi-final.

Speaking to the BBC after the game, head coach Ian Watson said it was a worry.

He said: “It’s his groin. We thought he was fine, the medical team gave him the all-clear and he felt pretty good himself so the fact he’s not got through the game is a bit of a worry for us.”

Adding more when speaking in the press conference, he outlined more detail: “All the indications from the medical team meant we gave him all the clearance thought that he’d be fine. He felt pretty good himself.

“The fact that he’s not managed to get through the full game is obviously a bit of a worry for us. We don’t know what extent it is at the moment.”

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