Sporting world offers support to Rugby League journalist Gary Carter


The Rugby League community has once again rallied around to offer support to popular and well respected journalist Gary Carter.

Mr Carter remains in an induced coma at London Royal Hospital after being attacked outside Bethnal Green station in the early hours of Friday morning.

He was rushed to surgery where doctors immediately removed a blood clot on his brain.

James Flanagan, of Kentish Town, has pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm following the incident.

Since the shocking news broke online, Carter’s family has received floods of support from people across the sporting world, particularly in Rugby League circles. The 36-year old writes frequently for The Sun and has been a regular contributor to Rugby League World. He was in London ahead of the second Test between England and New Zealand on Saturday.

Sam Tomkins was amongst those who offered their support, calling Gary a ‘good guy’.

Huddersfield Giants star Leroy Cudjoe and Man Of Steel nominee Alex Walmsley also sent their well wishes.

Messages also came in from Australia, as former Bradford Bulls and recently retired hooker Heath L’Estrange tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers for him and his family.”

The news also reached the footballing world, with former Newcastle and England striker Alan Shearer getting in touch. Meanwhile Gary’s boyhood club, Stockport County, offered a touching response.

Everyone at, League Express and Rugby League World wishes Gary and his family the very best as he continues his recovery. We all hope to see him back in a Rugby League press room soon. Get well soon, Gary!