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Scotland international Danny Addy will play no part in this autumn’s World Cup after suffering a season-ending injury whilst playing for Salford.
The 31-year-old had to be helped from the pitch in the first half of their 24-11 win in Toulouse on Saturday evening.
Addy, who has played in the last two World Cups, suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon rupture.
“It’s the worst news for Danny Addy,” Salford coach Paul Rowley said. “A devastating injury and an awful way for him to end his season. He’s been great for us.”
Paul Rowley hails Salford’s “ferocious” team spirit
Rowley was full of praise for his players following their impressive 24-11 win in the south of France, despite having to deal with a crippling injury list.
“We’re not the biggest club but we have the biggest heart,” Rowley said.
“It’s a great win at a very tough place, especially with the injuries we have at the moment.”
“Salford is a battling town full of battling people and this group of players reflects that because they refuse to give in. They have a ferocious team spirit and a lot of skill.
“The mentality of this group is a reflection of the mentality of the city of Salford and the attitude of the people of the city.
“They’ve got great determination and our group is conscientious, they work hard and they are getting their rewards.
“Our form has been good in the second half of the season but there was a lot of pressure on us coming here against a fantastic Toulouse side in good form.
“We had a light bench but we won the game on character. We’re going to need every ounce of that next week against St Helens.”
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