Yates on mend after sickness scare

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dual-registered leeds Rhinos prop Andy Yates needed hospital treatment after being taken ill early in Hunslet Hawks’ 19-16 victory at Workington Town.

“He only played about eight minutes,” Hawks coach Barry Eaton said.

“He was feeling really sick and faint at the start of the game. He came off and went to hospital.

“We thought he might faint, an ambulance was called for, but his mum and dad were at the game and they came out of the stand and took him.

“He was in decent hands. He’s had tests and been released and we don’t know if it was a heavy virus or a bug, but it was a bit of a concern at the time.

“We are waiting for the full reports, but fingers crossed it’s nothing serious.”

Former Leeds utility-player Luke Briscoe was another casualty, suffering a sprained ankle in the second half.

“He had to come off and he’ll be a doubt for this week’s game at home to London,” Eaton added.

Hawks’ fourth victory of the year moved them up to eighth in the Kingstone Press Championship.

“It was an important win,” Eaton reflected. “We had a great attitude to go on and win the game, especially after losing Andy so early and Luke.

“We had Jimmy Watson sin-binned with 15 left so we had to withstand a fair bit.”