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Wigan coach fears for injured Roberts

By Nick Clowes 06/04/2010 02:41:38 PM Comments (0)

Former Sydney Roosters utility Amos Roberts may not play again this Super League season after suffering a suspected broken leg in Wigan's 54-14 victory over Wakefield Trinity.

Roberts, who scored two first-half tries for the Warriors, was stretchered off and taken to hospital, dampening an otherwise-satisfying win for the league leaders at the DW Stadium on Monday.

Former Wests Tigers winger Pat Richards and Darrell Goulding both scored a hat-tricks for Wigan but coach Michael Maguire's thoughts were with stricken Roberts.

"Amos has gone straight to hospital so we'll have to see," said Maguire.

"He's been doing a great job for us so it'll be a big loss but we've got people there who can fill in for him.

"We had a few battered players around and over the last few weeks but it's a credit to the boys - they're playing extremely hard and they're getting their rewards with the results."

Hull KR coach Justin Morgan has warned his troops to keep their feet on the ground - despite a stunning 52-12 win against rock-bottom Harlequins.

Morgan, a one-time Parramatta, Canberra and New Zealand Warriors prop, has seen his side recover from a slow start to Super League to become one of the favourites to secure a play-off position.

Rovers' season suffered a setback on Good Friday as they slipped to a demoralising 18-14 home defeat to bitter local rivals Hull FC.

But they bounced back in style and Morgan said: "It was a great response to the derby disappointment. We defended really well and there was some free flowing rugby out there that was a delight to watch.

"It takes a brave person to go out there and put your body on the line twice in the space of three days and we have a lot of those type of players.

"But we must not, and we will not, get carried away. This is just a win and is no more important than anything else. We have to keep our heads down and not get complacent in any way."

Huddersfield coach Nathan Brown has called for an instant improvement from his side after Salford produced the shock result of the Easter weekend - beating the Giants 30-18.

Giants, who reached the Challenge Cup final last season, remain as one of Super League's high-flyers but followed up a thumping 48-6 victory over Catalans Dragons on Good Friday with defeat to the Reds.

And an angry Brown said: "We weren't at the races from the start but Salford are a hard team to beat and maybe some of our players did not give them the credit they deserve.

"When opponents kick off in the second half and score those are signs that maybe we were not hungry enough."

Meanwhile Catalans Dragons coach Kevin Walters insists there are reasons to be positive - despite a 34-24 defeat to reigning champions Leeds Rhinos.

The ex-Brisbane Broncos half-back said: "We have had a bit of trouble with our injury tally in recent weeks but we will have a few players back for our next game so that should help us.

"It's an old cliche but we just need to keep working hard. The second half had a lot of positives in it and although it is a testing time for us we just need to keep going."

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