Sibbit ruled out for three months
Dave Hadfield was a schoolboy convert to rugby league, the game which, one way or another, has dominated his life ever since. After working for newspapers in Shropshire and Blackpool (where he covered the fortunes of Blackpool Borough) he travelled the world, working mainly in Hong Kong and Sydney. He became The Independent's rugby league man in 1990 and has written five books on the game and broadcast extensively for Sky and the BBC. Dave played his last game at the age of 53 and would have set up a try if anyone could have been bothered supporting his break. When not writing about the sport, he now limits himself to a bit of tick and pass with his local club, the Bolton Mets. Family includes supporters - of varying degrees of dedication - of Salford, Wigan, Sheffield Eagles and St George Illawarra.
Thursday 08 March 2012
Bradford Bulls, who have recently lost Elliot Kear and Craig Kopczak to injury, have been told that Ian Sibbit needs a shoulder operation and will be out for around 12 weeks.
Warrington will be without Brett Hodgson at Leeds tomorrow night. Their full-back and goal-kicker has injured his back. St Helens, at home to Hull tomorrow, will be without James Roby for three matches, due to a thigh injury. Mark Flanagan has a similar problem but Josh Perry is fit to play.
The Wigan back-row forward Jack Hughes has been given a contract extension to the end of the 2014 season.
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