Powell injury hurt Warriors
Wigan Warriors half-back or hooker Sam Powell will miss the Super League champions’ World Club Challenge against Sydney Roosters on Saturday after sustaining an ankle injury in training.
The 21-year-old Powell was ruled out of the clash at the Sydney Football Stadium following an initial diagnosis while the full extent of the injury will be investigated by Wigan’s specialists upon their return to the UK.
Powell had forced his way into coach Shaun Wane’s reckoning after impressing in the opening game of the season against Huddersfield Giants and during Wigan’s warm-up match against New Zealand Warriors last Wednesday.
Wane said: “It is a big blow for Sam, who has worked really hard in pre-season - but with his character I'm sure he will bounce back stronger.”