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Super League Injury News: Seven clubs suffer blows and one team to be without three players next week

Another weekend of Super League has now concluded.

It all started in Castleford as the Tigers ended their losing start against bitter rivals Leeds Rhinos with a 14-8 win after a resurgent display.

Derrell Olpherts squandered a golden chance to level the game in the dying minutes against his former club when he dropped James Bentley’s pass.

The same could be said of former Rhino Brad Dwyer when he chased Adam Swift’s kick and fumbled it against St Helens. Instead Jon Bennison went on to score and wrap up a 20-12 win.

Elsewhere on Friday night, Wigan Warriors edged matters against Huddersfield Giants with Bevan French scoring twice. The Giants only scored one try in their 14-12 defeat.

Warrington Wolves turned on the style against Leigh Leopards as Matty Ashton scored an eight-minute hat-trick against the Leopards in a 38-20.

On Saturday, Tom Johnstone continued his superb season with a hat-trick against Hull KR as the Robins lost 26-12.

Then today a golden point drop goal from Marc Sneyd kept Wakefield winless.

But how did teams fare on the injury front?

Well Hull KR perhaps had it worst with three players lost to Head Injury Assessments meaning they will miss the game against Wakefield next week. Their loss saw the Robins become the first to activate the 18th man rule.

Meanwhile, Salford were without Tim Lafai for the game against Wakefield due to a hamstring issue. Andy Ackers also struggled with an injury but came back onto the field in the second half.

It was a bad week for head injuries throughout the league.

Here’s a full injury round-up:

Castleford Tigers vs Leeds Rhinos
Mahe Fonua (Castleford) – Head

Huddersfield Giants vs Wigan Warriors
Josh Jones (Huddersfield) – Head
Jake Bibby (Wigan) – Ankle

Warrington Wolves vs Leigh Leopards
Josh Thewlis (Warrington) – Head

St Helens vs Hull FC
Mark Percival (St Helens) – Calf
Ben Davies (St Helens) – Head

Catalans Dragons vs Hull KR
Jordan Abdull (Hull KR) – Head
Dean Hadley (Hull KR) – Head
Frankie Halton (Hull KR) – Head

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