Warrington Wolves are fighting with Leeds Rhinos, Hull FC, Hull KR and Salford Red Devils for the final two play-off spots.
It is remarkable to think that the Wolves could miss out on the play-offs. The Wolves started the season with eight wins in a row.
But now after a club record eight defeats the prospect of missing out on the play-offs is very very real at present.
They have a two point lead but Leeds have a better points differenec.
They take on Hull FC this weekend in a huge game but they have some major injury worries.
This includes Daryl Clark as Gary Chambers revealed: “Yeah, we’re pretty healthy injury wise. I think Daryl Clark is having a check on his shoulder today. He took a bit of a knock to his shoulder. I don’t know to the extent of what that is.”
Meanwhile, Chambers also revealed an injury for Joe Bullock: “Joe Bullock, he got a knock in the reserve game which was disappointing. So the plan was with Joe, he’s got a thumb injury that he’s been nursing for a long time since he broke it, he was due to see the specialist.
“The idea was to always give him a bit of a run out in reserves to be able to play him again this week. But like with the best laid plans it’s not panned out well. So it was a matter of looking after him with his thumb, getting him a bit of game time in the reserves which was a fantastic win for the reserves there.
“But then he’s rolled his ankle a little bit so I’m just waiting to see what the results are on that. The idea was to put him in a nice fresh Joe Bullock in San Kasiano against Hull, but your best laid plans don’t always work do they?”
There was also an injury for halfback Riley Dean in the same reserves game with Gary Chambers saying:
“It’s one of those, he got a head knock but I spoke to him at half time and the doctor said ‘no I’ve seen him have a head knock’, and he’s a young fella you’ve got to look after him, but he’s like ‘I’m alright I’m fine’ and well the doctors obviously advised that he left the field and as soon as that happened, then Riley’s on a 12-day protocol now.
“If you look at him, he feels great, he feels alright but he’s a rugby player and he’s maybe a little bit worse than what he’s saying but he said he feels great he didn’t feel anything concussion-wise, it’s just a precaution, but that impacts on him being able to play.”
Chambers also revealed a likely return for star prop Sam Kasiano:
“Yeah, I’d love to bring him back. I’d love to bring him in. Like I’ve said all along what I’m trying to do is build up this competition within the squads you know that we’ve got this big squad where people are fit.
“We went strong with the reserves, and there was a lot of good performances there and we were healthy in first team and we can we can really look at who’s performing well. We had some plans on how we really look after people to get the most out of them at the key times. Sam should be fully fit and ready to go for all he is and we’ll bring him in.”