Injury crisis causes Hawks big concern

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championship: Hunslet Hawks’ coach Barry Eaton faces a half-back crisis ahead of tomorrow’s Championship game with York City Knights.

He admitted: “Anybody that wears a half-back jersey is deemed to have an injury, with Danny Ratcliffe the latest.

“He’s looking at a number of weeks out with a groin problem and we’re losing a lot of our pivotal players but we’ve just got to get on with it.”

Hunslet could, then, well do with someone of Chris Thorman’s calibre.

The former Huddersfield Giants stand-off and York player-coach is seen as the main threat tomorrow.

“He is their general and the organiser-in-chief,” said Eaton.

“It’s important that we try to shut down whatever he’s creating. If we don’t, then we’ll probably lose the game.”