Another Injury Blow As Robinson Is

Wigan Warriors injury situation goes from bad to worse, the latest addition to the casualty list is Academy International Luke Robinson who has broken his hand and will require surgery and will be out for upto six weeks. The youngster picked up the injury in Sunday's Semi Final against Bradford and an x-ray has confirmed the bad news.

Speaking about the news on Luke, Coach Stuart Raper said,

"Luke was getting an opportunity and he would have been given another chance on Friday because of the way the numbers are he would have been playing. It is disappointing for Luke and disappointing for the club because he was doing some good things when he was on the paddock."

On the general injury situation which the Warriors face ahead of the St.Helens game, Stuart added,

"We can confirm that David Hodgson has dislocated his shoulder and will be out for four to six weeks, the other injuries I think have been well documented, Kris Radlinski, Mark Smith, Craig Smith, Paul Johnson, Danny Tickle are all carrying very heavy knocks and if any of those make Friday it will be a great effort from them."

"I am glad we are playing Saints because for the Wigan Saints derby I won't have to lift these guys they will be fired up. It will be a good atmosphere, it will be a big crowd and it will give a chance to more of our local Juniors to play and it will give them a chance of playing top flight footy and Wiganers love playing Saints in these games."

If you require any other information you can contact, Graham Emmerson - Press Officer at the club on 01942 774000.