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Super League: James Roby injures ankle as St Helens win at Castleford

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Super League: James Roby injures ankle as St Helens win at Castleford

James Roby: St Helens and England hooker facing injury lay-off

The boys responded well after half-time basically on the back of holding onto the ball and I thought we defended Rangi Chase better in the second half.

Nathan Brown
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St Helens hooker James Roby is facing a lengthy injury lay-off after suffering an ankle injury during the 40-24 Super League win at Castleford.

The 27-year-old, who has already spent around 10 weeks on the sidelines with another ankle problem this season, was hurt in the 17th minute.

Roby's injury will also be a worry for England boss Steve McNamara ahead of the World Cup this autumn.

"He's not so flush," said Saints coach Nathan Brown. "They feel he may have done the exact same injury on the other foot, which is not great.

"The trendy word for it is syndesmosis. He's tested positive for two signs of it so it's not 100 per cent but he's certainly not going to be good because James Roby doesn't come off. He's a tough kid.

"If it is the same injury, it's a 10-weeker."

Brown was pleased with his side's performance as they notched an 11th consecutive win over the Tigers.

He added: "The boys responded well after half-time basically on the back of holding onto the ball and I thought we defended Rangi Chase better in the second half.

"In the first half he had the dinner suit on, we gave him too easy a time. In the second half Jon Wilkin did a great job in helping take him out of the game for a period of time."

Pretty disappointed

Castleford coach Daryl Powell, whose side led 16-12 at the interval, said: "I'm pretty disappointed. It was a good opportunity for us and at half-time I thought we were good value for where we were.

"I thought we should have been further in front. We dominated the game but they got us with a couple of sucker punches.

"Then we just didn't come out at the start of the second half and, once St Helens get you by the throat, they are pretty good.

"I expected there to be a few points today because of the conditions but it's not an excuse. Defensively we should have been better.

"Today was a step back. We've just got to keep working hard and front up in our next game."

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 27 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Warrington Wolves 2 4
5 Wigan Warriors 2 3
6 Hull FC 2 2
7 Catalans Dragons 2 2
8 Widnes Vikings 2 1
9 Castleford Tigers 3 0
10 Hull K R 2 0
11 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
12 Salford Red Devils 2 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

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