Two Super League clubs dealt injury blows to key players

Super League Round Two has already been and gone and it was another fantastic weekend of action.

It all started at the AJ Bell Stadium as Salford Red Devils hosted Hull KR in an interesting clash between two entertaining sides who started the season with a win.

The Red Devils had the better of the first half but eventually their errors and a resurgent display from the Robins in the second half, led by Jordan Abdull, guided them to a win.

On Friday night there were three games. At Headingley, a late Scott Taylor try made it two defeats from two to start the season for the Leeds Rhinos. As for Hull, it is now two wins in a row to start the season.

Elsewhere, Warrington Wolves also made it two wins to start the season as they defeated Huddersfield in their first game of the season. A Matty Ashton brace was key.

Wigan Warriors won also on Friday night as they lashed out after losing in Round One. They ploughed through Wakefield Trinity winning 60-0.

Then on Saturday, a determined Leigh Leopards side came up short against Catalans Dragons in France as a Mickael Goudemand try proved key.

The weekend ended with Super League Champions St Helens laying down a marker against Castleford Tigers just eight days after being crowned World Champions.

But how did the teams fare on the injury front? Hull KR lost the likes of Lachlan Coote, Ryan Hall, Rhys Kennedy, and Matty Storton all before the game against Salford Red Devils.

Wakefield lost Reece Lyne and Max Jowitt ahead of the game against Wigan Warriors whilst Warrington lost Josh Thewlis going into the clash with Huddersfield who were of course without Jake Connor.

St Helens meanwhile lost Tommy Makinson, Will Hopoate, James Roby and Agnatius Paasi in the World Club Challenge ahead of their trip to Castleford.

Hopoate is set to miss the Leeds game too. Curtis Sironen missed the Cas clash through illness.

But which teams picked up further injuries in their games this weekend? Well in terms of injuries picked up on the field, they were fairly minimal with a few knocks and some head injuries.

Castleford vs St Helens saw both sides pick up injuries with Mark Percival and Jake Mamo picking up ankle and back injuries.

Liam Sutcliffe picked up a bang against former club Leeds Rhinos.

Leeds Rhinos vs Hull FC
Morgan Gannon (Leeds Rhinos) – Head
Liam Sutcliffe (Hull FC) – Knock
Jordan Lane (Hull FC) – Head

Catalans Dragons vs Leigh Leopards
Ben Reynolds (Leigh Leopards) – Knock
Josh Charnley (Leigh Leopards) – Knock

Castleford Tigers vs St Helens
Mark Percival (St Helens) – Ankle
Jake Mamo (Castleford Tigers) – Back
George Griffin (Castleford Tigers) – Head

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