Likely return dates for Bevan French, Oliver Gildart & Dom Manfredi

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Likely return dates for Bevan French, Oliver Gildart & Dom Manfredi

Post by josie andrews » Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:37 pm

Adrian Lam doesn’t expect to welcome back any reinforcements into his back line until later this month.

Winger Dom Manfredi (thumb) and centre Oliver Gildart (groin) are both recovering from injuries which kept them out of the opening two rounds.

And full-back Bevan French only linked-up with the squad on Thursday after a late return from Australia.

They aren’t far away from being available for selection, but Lam said: “None of those three will appear in the next two or three weeks.

“ It’s where we’re at, but one of the good things is we’re winning without them and if we keep the confidence and momentum, it’ll make us even stronger when they’re back.”

Lam is also missing winger Liam Marshall until June and his back options were further reduced by an injury to Aussie Jai Field in the opening round which will sideline him for five months.

But his makeshift backline stood up to the task against Wakefield on Thursday night, running in five second-half tries including a hat-trick from Jake Bibby.

And Zak Hardaker scored 14 points from a try and five goals from his old full-back spot... giving Lam the ‘good headache’ of accommodating him and French when they’re both available.

“ I think Bevan is one of the best full-backs in the competition, we’ll make that decision when it comes to it,” said Lam.

“I know Zak is passionate about full-back and he’s doing great, Zak was outstanding again, his talk is at another level.

“When Bevan is available that will be a headache but I’m sure we’ll get through it.”

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Re: Likely return dates for Bevan French, Oliver Gildart & Dom Manfredi

Post by Charriots Offiah » Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:56 pm

What has Dom done to his thumb, cut it off?

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Re: Likely return dates for Bevan French, Oliver Gildart & Dom Manfredi

Post by Mike » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:54 am

Why so long for French? Hastings got back in 2 weeks.

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Re: Likely return dates for Bevan French, Oliver Gildart & Dom Manfredi

Post by pedro » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:51 am

weve played the worst 2 teams in the league, only going to get harder from now
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Re: Likely return dates for Bevan French, Oliver Gildart & Dom Manfredi

Post by Firestarter » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:15 am

Surely it would make sense to play french on the wing for a week or two unless hes injured
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Re: Likely return dates for Bevan French, Oliver Gildart & Dom Manfredi

Post by josie andrews » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:18 am

Charriots Offiah wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:56 pm
What has Dom done to his thumb, cut it off?
Broke it!
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Re: Likely return dates for Bevan French, Oliver Gildart & Dom Manfredi

Post by josie andrews » Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:20 am

Mike wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:54 am
Why so long for French? Hastings got back in 2 weeks.
He has to self isolate for a week or ten days
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Re: Likely return dates for Bevan French, Oliver Gildart & Dom Manfredi

Post by pedro » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:24 am

josie andrews wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:20 am
Mike wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:54 am
Why so long for French? Hastings got back in 2 weeks.
He has to self isolate for a week or ten days
landed on the 27th so quarantine finishes tomorrow, how is he still 3-4 weeks away?
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Re: Likely return dates for Bevan French, Oliver Gildart & Dom Manfredi

Post by Charriots Offiah » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:16 pm

josie andrews wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:18 am
Charriots Offiah wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:56 pm
What has Dom done to his thumb, cut it off?
Broke it!
I know that Josie. I have broke both my thumbs and they didn’t take as long as Dom’s to heal. It must be far worse than a break to take so long.

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Re: Likely return dates for Bevan French, Oliver Gildart & Dom Manfredi

Post by Caboosegg » Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:49 pm

Charriots Offiah wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:16 pm
josie andrews wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:18 am
Charriots Offiah wrote:
Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:56 pm
What has Dom done to his thumb, cut it off?
Broke it!
I know that Josie. I have broke both my thumbs and they didn’t take as long as Dom’s to heal. It must be far worse than a break to take so long.
If its tendon damage that could take a while
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