Match Reaction

ROYCE Simmons says James Roby’s injury looks like a “pretty nasty” one but will reserve judgement until he is seen by medical professionals early this week.

The hooker came off worst in a challenge clutching his knee and had to leave the field.

“He has a leg muscle injury, possibly his knee and it doesn’t look too good,” he said. “We’ll get a scan and see where we go from there, but it could be a few weeks before he comes back.

“We know that when he comes off, he doesn’t do that too easily does he?

“Lance Hohaia stepped in well and is very experienced in that role. He has played a number of positions. Of course, the injury cost us some interchanges and changed how I was going to use Lance later on.”

He continued: “We are of course disappointed we lost. You are every time you are beaten. We worked hard on our defence this week and I thought we defended very good for long periods of the game.

“We had to defend a lot as the penalty count was something like 9-2 in their favour and that in turn fatigued us and affected our attacking game which has been tremendous all year.

“That suffered with the amount of tackling we had to do.

“We try to play bright attacking football but we are getting the least penalties than everyone else. It must be something we are doing wrong.”

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