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Injury blow for red-hot Huddersfield

12 Mar 23, 2:43PM 0 Comments

Written by John Davidson

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Huddersfield Giants have an anxious wait to determine the seriousness of injuries to Theo Fages and Joe Greenwood after the duo were forced from the field in their team’s 36-6 thrashing Castleford Tigers.

Frenchman Fages was taken off early in the first half with a leg injury, while prop Greenwood limped off in the 26th minute with a knee problem.

Both are set for scans to find out the extent of the injuries, with Huddersfield coach Ian Watson admitting: “It doesn’t look good at the moment”.

“Theo is in a boot but we think it’s his calf. He said he felt a real sharp pain in the back of it when we conceded that try.

“So that’s going to be an interesting one to look at. Joe said he felt something in his knee, as well. We suspect that’s meniscus or something like that.

“But we’ll only know until we get a scan. But it doesn’t look great at the moment.”

The Giants dominated winless Castleford in the six-try victory, their second win of the season, after they beat Wakefield last weekend.

“The first five minutes didn’t start our way but it kind of helped us, it refocused us,” Watson said.

“Our pack really stood up after that and were outstanding. Our backline was also outstanding, we’ve got a really competitive backfield who are willing to back themselves and back each other.

“Last week we were really good defensively but clunky with the ball. Today, from the first set, we did what we spoke about.”

Watson was full of praise for veteran forward Chris McQueen, who bagged two tries against the Tigers.

“Lightning McQueen’s back,” he said.

“His performance was all about his off the ball efforts. He scrambled hard for the team.

“He was great with that today. His performance was first-class.

“Ash Golding was [also] outstanding. I thought he was phenomenal. Leroy [Cudjoe] was also phenomenal, he chased everything really hard.”

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