OUCH! Wigan’s Willie Isa suffers nasty lip injury during Super League clash

Willie Isa, News Images. Credit: Alamy
Willie Isa, News Images. Credit: Alamy

Wigan back-rower Willie Isa has suffered a nasty lip injury during his side’s Super League Round Four clash with Catalans at the DW Stadium.

Blood was pouring from his mouth which forced the 34-year-old to change shirts midway through the first half.

Isa did his best to remain on the field but was eventually pulled to be looked at just 10 minutes until the break and later returned in the second half.

One fan shared a graphic image on Twitter showing off Isa’s new lips.

Willie Isa sustains nasty lip injury!

The Warriors fell to a 18-10 defeat at home to the Dragons. The hosts only managing to run in one try on the night in front of a crowd of 11,451.

It continued Catalans’ unbeaten start to the season, putting them at the top of the Super League table with four wins from four.

Harry Smith scoring Wigan’s only try of the evening in freezing conditions, while he kicked a further three goals.

Catalans back-rower Manu Ma’u crossed twice for the visitors, while Arthur Romano also scored in the first half.

The Warriors last tasted defeat against the Dragons at DW Stadium on back in April 2011.

Speaking post-match, Wigan head coach Matt Peet said on Isa: “I’ve not seen too much of him, to be honest. He looked quite busted sat there. He’s a tough kid, he’s as tough as it gets.”

Peet continued:“It’s a disappointing result.

“I was pleased with the lads’ second half performance. Although we didn’t manage to get the job done, I thought we managed to turn the momentum of the game and put ourselves in a position to win it. 

“At crucial times, I thought we made some errors that you can’t make in these kind of games against a good team. Some of those big turnover moments are crucial and handing momentum back to Catalans who were in the mood to stick on to it. 

“Credit to them, but I thought some of our game management wasn’t good. It took us a while to comes to grip with the ruck control.

“We didn’t get the result in the end. But I thought you could see signs that the effort and desire was there.”

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