Woolf says Roby is “fine” after head knock

St Helens Head Coach Kristian Woolf says hooker James Roby is fine, despite coming off with a head knock in their friendly defeat against Leigh Centurions.

Roby was forced off in just the third minute of the match, after going down following a collision.

Woolf said: “Roby is fine. He copped a knock in one of the first tackles of the game. We knew it was a Head Knock straight away, even if he wanted to get back on we wouldn’t have risked it.”

Woolf also confirmed the players that sat out of the game were for precautionary measures.

He added: “All the players out were precautionary. Matty Lees has a foot injury, something he could have played through if it was a proper game, so we wanted to make sure he was ready for Round One.

“Lachlan Coote had a calf strain, but he will be ready for Round One. Regan Grace picked up a bump in training, he would have played if it was a big game and Joe Batchelor picked up a head knock.”

Saints face Salford Red Devils to open the 2021 season in just over a week’s time.

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