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Super League star sadly stretched off as England battle Samoa

Super League star Tyrone May has sadly been stretched off at the start of the second half between England and Samoa.

May, wearing the number 14 shirt, was brought on as a substitute in the hope of inspiring a fighytback after Samoa trailed 18-6 at the break.

This was thanks to a Jack Welsby masterclass who scored the opener on the back of good work from Sam Tomkins and George Williams before two sublime passes from Welsby led to a brace from Dom Young.

Samoa did have hope going into the second half when Izack Tago went the length after intercepting a Welsby pass.

That’s why May was introduced to try and force the issue after broken play had begun to ask questions of England’s defence, an environment in which May thrives with a skillset that makes him very versatile playing in the halves, at centre and second-row for Catalans in 2022.

However, despite being reunited with some of his former Penrith teammates where he won the 2021 NRL Grand Final including the likes of Jarome Luai, Stephen Crichton and Brian To’o, May had little to smile about when he was stretchered off at the start of the second half.

It came as he attacked left trying to get on the outside of England defenders only to be brought down in a way that saw his leg trapped beneath him bending towards his back.

This led to a lengthy stoppage and the stretcher coming out to take him off the field.

Not the sight we wanted to see during the World Cup opener and not what Catalans fans wanted to see either.

Since leaving the field it has been reported by BBC that the incident has left him with a hip injury.

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