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Junior RU: Injury forces early finish to Huddersfield Under 16s game

HUDDERSFIELD’S Under 16 side gained a 24-5 win at Keighley.

HUDDERSFIELD’S Under 16 side gained a 24-5 win at Keighley.

However, the contest was cut short midway through the second half when Huddersfield’s No8 Liam Johnson suffered a neck injury when a ruck collapsed.

The referee decided the player could not be moved without proper medical guidance and therefore ended the game early.

Fortunately, after being examined at hospital, Johnson was given the all-clear and not detained.

Huddersfield had taken an early lead, when a Thomas Wrigley break led to prop Will Burgess crossing the line.

The home side hit back and trundled over for the levelling try.

Back stormed the visitors, led by Johnson, who took play to within 15m of the tryline from where Ian Nuttall and Adnan Nasir combined to send centre Elliot Whetham in for the second try.

The visitors’ next score was a great individual effort from centre Elliott Spiers, who received a pass from inside his own half and changed direction before accelerating away for a fine try, goaled by Nathan Smith.

In the second half Huddersfield brought on forwards Lewis Bradley and Louis Frear, and it was Bradley who took a ball from a line-out and moved in-field.

Seeing the home defence static, he stepped forward between two defenders to cross for a try, which he also converted.

 

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