IF losing a Challenge Cup semi final was not bad enough, Saints' defeat was at a significant cost on the injury front with prop Agnatius Paasi set to be out for "a significant period".

He was not the only missle forward in the wars with coach Paul Wellens also reporting that veteran Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook came off with a quad and that Morgan Knowles and Alex Walmsley also needed strapping up.

Paasi limped off late in the game after crashing towards the try line but being halted.

Wellens said: "I have to be careful what I say because I think he's had his knee blown of smithereens and it's an unfortunate one.

"But as it stands now, it looks like we could lose Agnatius Paasi for a significant period. So it's a tough one.

"Louie came off and he has got a bit of a quad issue, which again we'll get investigate.

"As you can imagine in a game like that when it's really attritional players always come out with bumps, bruises and scrapes and things like that.

"Other than Agnatius and Louie, I don't think there's anything really significant there although Morgan Knowles and Alex Walmsley both had the knee strapped up in the game as well, so who knows what the next 24-48 hours might throw up."