SAINTS' injury list looks likely to be lengthening by another two after tonight's win over Leeds Rhinos.

Packman Joe Batchelor was assisted from the field after just six minutes and skipper Jonny Lomax also came off injured before the break.

Coach Paul Wellens game an immediate update on the pair in his post match press conference - but both will need scans before the full extent is revealed. 

Wellens said: "With Joe Batchelor it seems like an ankle ligament injury, which was obviously really unfortunate.

"Again, the scans will dictate how long he will be out for - if he is at all.

"But the fact that he couldn't play on – and Joe’s a tough bloke - is probably a sign that he won't be there for a few weeks.

"With Jonny the medical staff feel he has got a fracture to his hand.

"So again we're going have to assess that and see how he is."

In Lomax's absence Moses Mbye came on and played in the halves partnering Lewis Dodd with Jack Welsby given freedom to roam, whilst in the pack George Delaney played the last 74 minutes straight having come on for Batchelor with a re-shuffle in the pack.

Wellens said: "What I love most about this group - and don't get me wrong, we're not perfect at times and we've really dropped our standards a number of times this year - but what they do better than any team that I have been involved is is rise to adversity.

"Whether that's losing players, whether it is injury or suspension or like last week when Tommy Makinson got sent off they seem to rise to those challenges.

"I was really proud of the group tonight because I think what they showed what we're about as a club and showed our identity, our DNA by the way the way that we dealt with not having a lot of players who were in the starting team in the start of the year not there."

Agnatius Paasi, who was named in the 21 did not feature in the matchday 18.