Manu blow for Saints

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15th April 2014

First Utility Super League leaders St Helens will be without second rower Willie Manu for up to two months with a dislocated and broken thumb.

The Tonga international sustained the injury in Saints' last-gasp 30-28 win at Castleford Tigers last Friday and will be sidelined for between six and eight weeks.

Saints will also be without prop Anthony Laffranchi for the Good Friday clash with Wigan Warriors after he sustained an arm injury against the Tigers.

"Friday's game wasn't kind to us but we'll be fine," St Helens coach Nathan Brown said.