Dureau says he is fine after injury scare as Catalans play out high-scoring draw with Widnes

Morgan Escare

There were some worrying concerns for Catalan Dragons half Scott Dureau during the game, who only just returned from having an eye tumour removed, though post-game he alleviated any fears, stating that he was fine.

Suffering an innocuous knock to begin with, Dureau sat on the ground and was unable to see the posts before attempting to stand, only to then fall back to the floor.

It was a visit to the nearby Whiston Hospital as a precaution that had the Dragons worried, though a club spokesperson confirmed that all was fine.

“Scott suffered mild discomfort and was forced to prematurely leave team-mates this afternoon.”

“He went to hospital where he underwent a number of tests. The first reviews are reassuring but he will undergo further tests on his return to France.”

Whilst his side did take one point out of the game, Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous was far from happy, disappointed with hgh effects how his side played.

“I’m not happy with the boys. We didn’t respect the ball,” said Frayssinous.

“I’m not happy as we didn’t do the right things. But credit to Widnes they stuck in there. We didn’t play as well as we could. We could have lost but we got a draw. It could be worse but I’m not happy.”

For Widnes coach Denis Betts, he thought it was a point that his side lost, also disappointed with parts of his side’s effort and the nature in which they conceded tries.

“I thought it was a point lost. We are really disappointed we switched off at times, particularly at dummy half on the edges,” said Betts.

“The tries they scored from kicks and dummy half – these are the things you can forgive. They are a team with real quality but we got ourselves in a position to win and then went soft.”

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