Catalans Dragons Suffer Double Injury Blow After Defeat

Rugby League News: Double Injury Blow for Catalans Dragons

Catalans Dragons’ head coach Steve McNamara has confirmed that the team faces a double injury blow following their 30-8 defeat against Wigan Warriors on Thursday night. Captain Ben Garcia and fellow forward Paul Seguier are both set to miss time on the sidelines.

The Dragons led 8-6 at halftime, thanks to a penalty from Arthur Mourgue and a try from Julian Bousquet. However, the tide turned in the second half as Wigan scored four unanswered tries to secure the victory.

Sadly, the Catalans also had to contend with the loss of their two French players during the match. While the reason for Garcia’s departure was attributed to a concussion, Seguier’s exit was more clear-cut, as he struggled to walk and had to be assisted from the field by the club’s backroom staff.

Addressing the injuries after the match, McNamara said:

“We lost Ben Garcia with a concussion, and we lost Paul Seguier with an injury as well. He (Seguier) is getting assessed by the doctors now, but it’s not looking great. We’re not sure exactly just (what it is) yet, but it’s a knee/lower leg injury.”

Despite the second-half dominance from Wigan, McNamara expressed pride in his team’s efforts, acknowledging the challenges they faced leading up to the match:

“These blokes fight and battle. It was only six days ago we were at Leigh [beaten 30-2], we got back home at six in the morning and lost a full night’s sleep. We’ve had to train just once this week. I was worried about what their energy levels might be like, but I had no need to worry, they were ready to go.”

The coach continued, “I thought it was a tremendously hard effort from us and just a cruel scoreline at the end. We’ve got to lick our wounds and wear that, but we’ll be back.”

The loss of Garcia and Seguier is a significant blow for the Catalans Dragons as they look to rebound from this defeat and continue their campaign in the Rugby League competition.

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