KEIRON Cunningham says Saints are still waiting fo

first_imgKEIRON Cunningham says Saints are still waiting for the complete picture of Matty Smith’s leg injury – but the scrum half won’t be available in the immediate future.“Last night the initial results weren’t good,” he explained, “so we have had to get him across to the specialist today. He is going to be out for a period but we aren’t 100 per cent sure of how long that period will be. It is a leg injury and not a good leg injury.“We will confirm the length of time and the nature of the injury when we know every aspect of it, because we don’t want to pre-empt things too much.“It isn’t good for the immediate future, but it isn’t season ending.”Smith suffered the injury in the very last play of the first half in Sunday’s match with Widnes and Cunningham was less than impressed with how it happened.“It was a disgusting tackle,” he said. “It is one we have been trying to outlaw for three years and in the past we have lost two people with broken legs and three with syndesmosis with that type of tackle. Like everything else we are reactive, never proactive, and now we will probably do something about it.“We have cited the player (Manase Manuokafoa). It is horrendous. Matty hasn’t got the ball, it has left his hands and the tackle coincides with the next tackle which is when Morgan Knowles is tackled.“He grabs hold of Matty’s shoulders and drops his legs. You can see his boots; his legs are that far off the ground and he drops 120kg on Matty’s ankles. It is harder to do that tackle than push Matty off the ball.“Whether there is malice I don’t know but he has gone out to hurt my half back, he has done it and done it royally. Hopefully the League will stand up to it and do something about it.“The injury is disappointing but it is something we have got used to at this club. We have plenty of decent players around in the juniors and on the sidelines.“There are options and we’ll see what is best for the team and the immediate future.”last_img read more

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first_imgAuction is now OVER (updated at 16:00pm 23/07/2019):The latest bid is displayed below. Please note bids must be submitted in denominations of £5. Tied bids will be decided on the earliest bid received being given preference.Winners will be notified on Wednesday the 24th July 2019Mark Percival – £100Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook – £50Kyle Amor – £30Dom Peyroux – £35Matty Lees – £30Matty Costello – £30Regan Grace  – £50Jonny Lomax – £50Lachlan Coote – £100Tommy Makinson – £50Jack Ashworth – £35James Bentley – £30Zeb Taia – £40Aaron Smith – £30Theo Fages – £55Kevin Naiqama – £50Luke Thompson – £45Alex Walmsley – £55On the conclusion of the auction you can pay for your shirt by bank transfer or cash. Alternatively you can pay by cheque made payable to SCDF LTD. Winning bidders will be contacted with the payment details and can collect their shirts from the Totally Wicked Stadium’s main reception following payment.Good luck!last_img read more