Injury-hit St Helens have suffered a further blow with the news that their prop forward Nick Fozzard needs a knee reconstruction and will miss the rest of the season. The front-rower ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament in the opening minutes of the victory at Bradford on Friday night.
He joins fellow props Jason Cayless and Maurie Fa'asavalu on the injured list, with another prop, Gareth Frodsham, still recovering from concussion after the Odsal match and several other forwards also out of action.
Despite that toll, Saints' coach, Daniel Anderson, says he does not intend to venture into the transfer market. "I'm not envisaging going anywhere," he said. "We just have to hold the line and wait for the cavalry to arrive."
Warrington are still waiting for a report on Simon Grix, who was carried off at Hull KR with an ankle injury, which the club fear will add him to their long-term casualty list.
Rovers' Stanley Gene, placed on report for the tackle which apparently caused Grix to collapse on his ankle, will face a charge of tackling high at the RFL's disciplinary hearing today.
Phil Bailey of Wigan and the Catalan Dragons' David Ferriol are both charged with dangerous tackles, but Bradford's Leon Pryce has been told there is no case to answer over two incidents in the match against Wigan.
Wakefield will be without three of their most experienced players for extended periods, thanks to injuries suffered in their defeat at Harlequins on Saturday. Brad Drew will be out for three months with a fractured hand, while Jason Demetriou and Tony Martin will both miss a month with ankle and hamstring injuries respectively.Reuse content