EVER-PRESENT Huddersfield Giants captain Danny Brough is out of action after suffering head and ankle injuries in the tackle that resulted in Salford Red Devils’ Lama Tasi receive a two-match ban.
“He has a sore jaw and fortunately there’s no break but in that incident he did some damage to an ankle,” said head coach Paul Anderson, who is also without Scott Grix and David Faiumu for Friday’s trip to Castleford.
“He’s a small tear in his ligament and he was also concussed
“Broughy is tough and I’ve had to sit down and basically convince him he’s not right to play because he’s captain and he wants to lead the team. Hopefully it’s not too long.”
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats could see Ali Lauitiiti back in action against Widnes Vikings tomorrow after returning from a knee injury suffered in April that initially threatened to end the veteran second-row’s career.
St Helens have signed London Broncos’ Tonga international Atelea Vea on a two-year deal from next season while England prop Lee Mossop is out of the Four Nations after suffering yet more injury woe, the Parramatta Eels forward requiring a second shoulder surgery.
Sheffield Eagles have signed Kyle Briggs from the under the noses of Championship rivals Dewsbury Rams
Briggs had been on loan at Dewsbury from Featherstone Rovers, and the Rams were keen to sign the stand-off on a long-term deal, before the Eagles stepped in.
“Kyle’s loan period finished this week and we had been negotiating with Kyle and with Featherstone to sign him for the next 18 months,” said Rams chairman Mark Sawyer.
“We agreed terms with Featherstone which would have kept Kyle’s contract in tact on his Featherstone terms until the end of 2015.
“But unfortunately Sheffield made an offer which is 50% higher.
“Sheffield were quite within their rights to make an offer and it is hardly surprising that Kyle chose to accept it.
“We wish Kyle all the best for the future and I’d like to thank the individuals and sponsors who helped to put together a package to try to bring Kyle to the club.”