LEEDS forward Keith Galloway will miss the 2017 World Cup after snapping an Achilles tendon for the second time in 12 months during his club's 10-7 win over Hull.

The 31-year-old former Wests Tigers and Australia front rower pulled up while carrying the ball just 12 minutes into the Super League clash at Headingley and limped off. He was immediately ruled out for the rest of the season.

Galloway, who qualifies for Scotland through his Glasgow-born father, missed the first two months of the season – as well as the 2016 Four Nations Series – with an Achilles injury sustained in the penultimate game of last season.

"Keith has snapped his Achilles in his other leg, which is devastating news for him," said Leeds coach Brian McDermott.

"We really missed him on Friday and we're going to miss the ultimate soldier for the rest of the season.

"We all feel for Keith, it was a very sombre dressing room at half-time."

Leeds also lost makeshift centre Stevie Ward at the same time with concussion but rallied superbly after trailing 7-0 at the break, with England winger Ryan Hall scoring the 250th try of his career in their second-half fightback.

"It was dogged," McDermott said of his side's eighth-successive win over Hull. "There was a lot of fight, I don't think there was much finesse about it.

"We had 14 men for a lot of the game. It was not pretty but sometimes it doesn't have to be.

"I thought in the first half we challenged Hull a bit with the ball but they were very solid defensively

"There were some challenges out there, to dig that out, although I know Hull dropped some balls."

Hall was also taken off with concussion before the end but not before producing an acrobatic finish to claim his landmark try.

"I don't he think scores too many of those," McDermott added. "He's so big so he doesn't need to, he just goes through people, but he showed his athleticism".

Hull led 7-0 at the break with an early try from prop Scott Taylor but made life difficult for themselves with a host of handling errors and a third-successive defeat saw them drop out of the top four.

"It's a theme of conversation we're having every week and it can't continue," said Hull coach Lee Radford. "It's fair to say it's the same people doing it over the last month.

"We'll have to strip everything back to put it right, as a coach there's plenty to go at. We're second in the comp for errors and it's not pretty.

"It jumps out at you, the basic schoolboy handling errors that, for whatever reason, have really crept in."

Hull almost snatched victory in a late onslaught on the Leeds line and had two tries disallowed. Centre Josh Griffin was pulled up for a forward pass while winger Mahe Fonua was ruled to have knocked on.

"I didn't have great view of it," Radford said.