Dragons captain Cameron McInnes was floored to the ground, but the team earned ownership on the ball, which rolled towards the Canterbury’s defensive line.
Cameron McInnes is crumpling in pain since he took a vigorous kick straight in the face. It was a young Bulldogs halfback Lachlan Lewis who ensured to swing his back foot to put in a kick instead the ball slammed down McInnes’s head. Consequently, he was taken for a head injury diagnosis.
Steve Roach said:
“That was kicked with some sort of force too,”
Again, a rugby league commentator exclaimed:
“One of the biggest falcons we’ve seen in a long time in NRL”
However, the brutal hit on the captain Cameron McInnes worked in favor of the St George Illawarra Dragons. The team got the upper hand in a ball, but they couldn’t score in the ensuing set. In the last moment, the Bulldogs’ Marcelo Montoya bounced off his ball from the knees and it rolled over straight to Dragons fullback Corey Norman who didn’t miss his set this time.
The earlier season witnessed Canterbury had a victory dance against the St George Illawarra Dragons with 22-2 score on the board. Canterbury was in no spot to lose anything over Dragons; they documented only one win in the first nine weeks of NRL premiership. Within the first minute of the game, Dragons held their one score to cover up the comprehensive 22-2 triumph of early June.
Not long ago, McInnes missed the opening of the season, NRL 2020 due to a high-grade MCL injury. He hurt his knee while tackling against the Cowboys at Perth’s HBF Park. Hence, he was suggested to get sideline from the matches for six to twelve weeks.
“We were reviewing with the specialist yesterday and a few scans and typically to play time frame for this is anywhere between six and 12 weeks. The specifics of that time frame will be determined by how quickly the ligament tightens up, that’ll be reassessed late this week. Once we have an idea of how quickly his ligament is tightening up we’ll be able to get more specific about his return to play time frame.”
Lately, the captain, McInnes, was not satisfied with his positional change from hooker to lock. In the meantime, Dragons coach Paul McGregor provisioned an exemplary contribution of Ben Hunt, who yearned “to play seven, but he’s playing nine for the team.” McGregor pinpointed scare of experienced players in the middle third of the field, and it consequently led the duo McInnes and Hunt fill the gap.