Dodds out for six months

Warrington Wolves are hopeful that forward Mitchell Dodds will play again this season having had a successful operation on his leg.

The Australian forward broke both his tibia and fibula during Warrington’s victory over Catalans in a nasty collision with a marauding Catalans player.

It was only his second appearance of the season having just returned from a surgery on his wrist during the off-season.

However, despite the severity of the season, head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith is hopeful that he will feature again this season.

Smith said: “Mitchell Dodds had his operation yesterday. It was successful and he is due out of hospital tomorrow to fly back on Wednesday. Ben Stirling, head of performance services, is over there with him.

“The surgeon was pleased with the way the bones knitted back together during the operation. Without any further complications it is expected to be a six month recovery. All being well, we’ll see Mitch by the back end of the season for the last month – if we play for as long we can – which would be great because he certainly, in the brief time he played, did a good job for us.”