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Gold FM Rigby Report with Harcourts Gold Star Real Estate

Gold FM Rigby Report with Harcourts Gold Star Real Estate

Posted March 23, 2020
Podcasts , Sports

Marcus Howie, the Thames Valley Rugby Football Union Rugby Development Officer, caught up with Brian Gentil with the latest news on the local rugby scene which has been affected with the Covid-19 virus.

All local rugby has been put on hold with tentative start dates put in place. Junior rugby is also on hold and Marcus says as soon as something is decided he’ll let us know.

All team and group based rugby training has now been stopped due to the Coronavirus, making sure everyone adheres to the physical distancing to minimize the chance of the virus spreading.

The World Sevens Rugby Series has also been affected and is currently stopped. At present both our men’s and women’s teams are top of their tables.

And injured New Zealand rugby player Michael Fatialofa provided a bit of good news amid the coronavirus gloom when a video showed the lock walking unaided 11 weeks after he suffered a serious neck injury in an English Premiership game. Fatialofa, 27, had surgery for a spinal contusion, which causes compression on the spinal cord and can lead to paralysis. He suffered the injury while playing for Worcester against Saracens on January 4, less than a minute after coming on to the field in the second half.

To listen to the rugby report click play on our podcast link.

Thanks Harcourts Gold Star Real Estate Thames, Paeroa, Waihi and Waihi Beach for supporting rugby.