Monday 1 June 2015 18:43, UK
Catalans Dragons could be without Todd Carney and Willie Tonga for the next two months after the pair were injured during Sunday’s Magic Weekend clash with Huddersfield.
The Dragons produced a fantastic second-half fightback at St James’ Park and came from 16-0 down to lead 22-16, only to be held to a draw when Huddersfield scored a converted try in the dying moments of the match.
Carney and Tonga picked up injuries during the match and the duo will both be out for six to eight weeks after they had scans on Monday morning.
Ex-NRL man Carney excelled during the second half comeback on Sunday, scoring a pair of tries, but he is now facing a spell on the sidelines due to a torn pectoral muscle, continuing his injury-hit first season with the Dragons.
Carney, who turns 29 on Tuesday, was the most high-profile addition to Super League XX but missed the start of the season with a calf injury sustained in training.
The former Canberra, Sydney Roosters and Cronulla player made his debut against Warrington in round three but missed another eight matches with rib and leg injuries.
Sunday's game was his seventh out of a possible 16 for the Catalans in Super League and only his second on English soil.
Tonga was forced off with a broken jaw on Sunday which will require a Tuesday morning operation.
A former Australian Test centre who is also in his first season in Super League, Tonga was concussed 12 seconds into his debut at St Helens in February and missed the win over Hull KR in April with an eye infection.