Super League Injury News: Five clubs suffer huge blows over Easter

What an Easter of rugby league we have had.

It all started on Thursday when Castleford Tigers hosted rivals Wakefield Trinity as the bottom two collided with just one win between them before the game.

The Tigers narrowly defeated the winless Wakefield to get the Easter weekend and the day after things got even better as we saw huge crowds in the Hull derby and the battle between Wigan Warriors and St Helens.

Hull KR ploughed through their biggest rivals in a 40-0 win at Hull FC’s expense before Wigan edged St Helens in an absolute classic.

Then in the sunshine, Leigh Leopards and Salford Red Devils produced an exciting clash with some great tries from both sides but the Red Devils had just a bit more.

Straight after it was over in France as the top two going into the weekend met in a thrilling affair when a Gil Dudson red card gave the league leaders Warrington Wolves some huge adversity to overcome against the Catalans Dragons but they did that with Josh Thewlis scoring the winner.

The action concluded with another close affair at Headingley when for the eighth time in the last 12 meetings between Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants the two were separated by less than a try as Leeds battled back from 12-0 down to win 18-17.

Despite the fact it was a terrific week for action, there are always casualties.

Hull FC lost two of their spine with Jake Trueman and Tex Hoy still out they lost Jake Clifford after a hip drop tackle and Jamie Shaul also went off injured.

Meanwhile the Wigan-Saints derby saw both sides lose key forwards and everyone was left worried by the injury to Sione Mata’utia.

Jack Hughes also picked up another injury as he returned to the side with the forward limping off with a calf injury.

Hull FC vs Hull KR
Jamie Shaul (Hull FC) – Calf
Jake Clifford (Hull FC) – Ankle

Wigan Warriors vs St Helens
Sione Mata’utia (St Helens) – Head
Mike Cooper (Wigan Warriors) – Leg

Leigh Leopards vs Salford Red Devils
Jack Hughes (Leigh Leopards) – Calf

Leeds Rhinos vs Huddersfield Giants
Olly Russell (Huddersfield Giants) – Hamstring

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