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Taia ruled out for around 6 weeks

Scans have revealed Saints forward Zeb Taia will be ruled out of action for around 6 weeks after he dislocated his shoulder in the win over Leeds Rhinos on Friday night.

The 34-year-old, who recently signed an extended Saints contract, went down after a challenge with the Rhinos’ Mikolaj Oledzki.

In his post match press conference, Justin Holbrook said: “He is not good. His shoulder popped out on the field so it is a dislocation.

“He will have to get scans next week, but it is not good. We won’t know how much damage is done until next week.”

And scans have now revealed that Taia will miss the next six weeks which means he will at least sit out games against Warrington, Hull FC, Wigan, London Broncos, the Coral Challenge Cup Semi Final against Halifax and Wakefield and he will be hoping to be back for our second away clash with Warrington on 9th August.

Mark Percival was also taken off with a tight hamstring early in the second half of the win over the Rhinos, but that was only precautionary. You can hear an injury update from Head Coach Holbrook live on saintsrlfc.com later this week ahead of naming his 19 man squad for the trip to Warrington on Wednesday around 12 noon.

Tickets for Saints top of the table clash with Warrington on Friday are still available and are on sale from the Ticket Office, via 01744 455 052 and online here.

Tickets for Saints Coral Challenge Cup Semi Final against Halifax, Saturday July 27 (KO 4:30pm) at the University of Bolton Stadium, are also on sale by clicking here.

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