It appeared to be a clash of heads with Josh Ward in a tackle. Credit to the physios from both sides who reacted immediately to the incident ensuring both lads were dealt with quickly, unfortunately Lee suffered the worst and I understand he has fairly serious cuts to the back of his head, some swelling of the neck and back pain.
Today we won well, but it seems unimportant and insignificant at this moment, all of our thoughts and hopes must be for Lee and a full and speedy recovery
Gareth Hock has received a 6 match ban for using his knees in two separate incidents playing for Salford against St Helens. What a shame such a talented player puts in cheap shots designed to injure his oponents.
Could quite easily be the best player in the Super League....
Sky are teaming up with the Rugby Football League to launch Sky Try, a new grassroots initiative.
The scheme's target is to get 100,000 more young people playing the game, in a seven-year plan designed to raise the sport's popularity around the country.
Nigel Wood, chief executive of Rugby Football League, told Sky Sports News HQ: "It's a programme of engagement for young people to get involved in rugby league across coaching and playing.
"We know that most people come to our sport under the age of 12 and that is an area where we have to put in some considerable investment. Thanks to our association with Sky Sports, Sky Try is going to be a wonderful initiative.
"Everybody who wants to get involved - from the five-year-olds to adults - is welcome to participate. Hopefully it can do for our sport what Sky Ride has done for cycling.
"The age when most people are playing rugby league is 14 so we have to work really hard to retain them beyond that age. We must tailor our product and tailor our offers so that rugby is about having fun; we must make sure we have a full programnme of appropriate activity for all standards and all ages."
Sky Sports rugby league experts Terry O'Connor and Phil Clarke are throwing their weight behind the new initiative and are confident it will provide a massive boost for the game.
Speaking at the launch in Widnes, O'Connor said: "It's brilliant to have some of the best players from Super League down here coaching.
"What the support teaches you about values, about work ethics - the culture within rugby league - is vital. No matter how many times you get knocked down you get back up again. That's life and rugby league has got it all.
"To have the youngsters here with the smiles on their faces is key. We must keep that community spirit going and this investment can make a big difference."
Clarke said: "The most important things in life are to be healthy and to be happy. I think Sky Try offers everybody a chance to do that, from primary to secondary school. It also offers us the chance to grow touch rugby, that is a vital component for people to enjoy the sport without the full contact side of it.
"In essence, it's about fun and friendship. It's about an opportunity for everyone to get a taste of rugby league and form some long-lasting friendships."
I'm not doubting they will be good players in the future, but they don't have enough experience playing first team at semi professional level. It's not just the Leigh players we have well over a third of our squad with minimal if not none semi pro first team experience which gets found out like we did last year.
If we signed 4 players on loan into a squad to help bulk it to blend into our squad which has lots of experience it would be a good move. But we have added inexperience onto inexperience which gets found out. Players with 100's of games at this level will likely out perform you, if with less talent.
Plenty of other players make the step up, they all have to start somewhere.
What is wrong with giving people a chance?
We all wanted Cresta as a coach, we have to trust in what he's doing.....
He hasn't let us down before. I'm sure he raided the Ameteur game then too....
would love a Saturday evening, however its not Barrows choice, its the RFL's! All Barrow can do is state when we would prefer to play and hope they listen. What a day that would be...local game during the day followed by Raiders match in the evening and no hangover on the Monday..go for it BoD...lol
I don't know if you'd have much recollection of the raiders games tho lol.