Ex-Wigan Warriors ace Jack Hughes played on despite rupturing testicle

Jack Hughes playing against former club Wigan in last year's Grand Final
Jack Hughes playing against former club Wigan in last year's Grand Final

Former Wigan forward Jack Hughes suffered a ruptured testicle - and played on.


He suffered the eye-watering injury midway through Warrington's 30-10 loss at Catalans on Saturday.

Incredibly, Wiganer Hughes - a double-winner with the Warriors in 2013 - played on for the rest of the match.

He remained in France for treatment but was due to return home today.

Another Warrington player, Paul Wood - who is also from Wigan - had a testicle removed after suffering a similar injury in the '13 Grand Final.

Meanwhile, ex-Warriors Sam Tomkins and Micky McIlorum are among five Catalans players facing bans from the match.

The game match was marred by an on-field brawl as well as fighting in the stands.

Tomkins faces a three-game ban for punching and McIlorum one match for a high tackle.

Brayden Williame, Mickael Simon and Kenny Edwards are also set to miss their next match, against Leeds. Warrington’s Tom Lineham is also facing a one game ban.