Rugby League World Cup 2017 Tours – Register Your Interest Now! Join TotalRL.com, League Express & Rugby League World at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup in Australia, New Zealand & Papua New Guinea! Click here for more info
My palate was cracked by a 17 yr old 12 1/2 stone young man, landing on my head with his knee. Some of those female forwards are pretty big (do they give their weight in stats) and would do exactly the same.
My wife's friend used to play international hockey and suffered a broken palate and lost a mouthful of teeth when accidentally whacked by a stick.
My mates daughter broke her nose courtesy of a stray elbow while playing netball at school last year.
Conclusion: Injuries happen in most sports (particularly team games). As long as the participant understands the potential for injury in his or her chosen sport where's the problem?
well done kevin sinfield a magnificent end to his career ( and the lucky lad got to cuddle up to jess as well) . lizzie jones never ceases to amaze me , how she keeps it all together is beyond belief .
Lizzie was amazing again. She has had me blubbing like a baby twice this year now.
It was very interesting to be able to talk to Shaun Edwards at the Hall of Fame dinner last night.
Shaun, as a member of the Welsh coaching team, admitted that the substitution of Sam was the turning point in the game, mainly because Sam had bottled up the Welsh centre Jamie Roberts and completely neutralised him.
When Sam went off and George Ford came on it played into the Welsh hands, whose game plan had been to target Ford defensively if he came onto the field.
That is exactly how it worked out.
The decision to substitute Sam was probably the worst decision made in British sport in 2015.
The second worst was the decision not to play him from the start against Australia.
I know Shaun doesn't speak too much to the media (and that's his perogative) but it would be nice if that snippet could be released to the general media in some way.
With all the scapegoating and bigotry that has gone on over the last few weeks it would be refreshing for the truth to be outed from an indisputable source.
The only problem is if they get in the way of play. If you can't concentrate on the game because someone in a yellow jumper is stood close by, maybe you should have a look at yourself instead of questioning the rules!
I agree, I very rarely notice them during play.
Having said that, no on field coaching should be allowed IMO. If the ref sees or hears trainers passing on coaching instruction or being unnecessarily on the pitch the team should be penalised.
I seem to remember a bit of a crackdown on this a few years back but it appears to be getting more prominent again.
Just been in the car for the last two hours listening to 5Live.
There has been a studio discussion (with our friend Stephen Jones as a panelist) about were England and NH Union are going wrong. Why is this dross not shunted to Matt Dawsons show on a Thursday night?
Why not have some debate about an international series that they hold the rights for and are showing nationally later today?
I was there that night in 93 when Singe got the hat trick.
Without being funny that Cas team was that good that we actually expected to win so it was not a big surprise when we did.
If I remember correctly we also just got pipped in controversial circumstances by either the previous or the next touring Kiwi side as well
I think you are referring to the 1989 tour match, I was there.
From memory it wad a Wednesday night game against the NZ "midweek team". I recall Cas were winning comfortably at half time but the game changed when Gary Freeman was introduced off the bench. I seem to recall the game got a bit niggly/dirty and the Kiwis won it on the bell.
Future local favourites Tawera Nikau and Brendan Tuuta where both in the NZ back row.