Rugby League: Who has the scabbiest knees in Super League?
So, as we were all asking before we were so rudely interrupted by the close-season, just who has the scabbiest knees in Super League?
Welcome back to my Basic Blog for Non-Bloggers. What with one thing and another, I don’t know how long it will last, but, hey, life’s a bit like that, don’t you find?
Ah yes, the Battle of Wounded Knee. If you had told me a few years ago that players would be sending out photos of their damaged body parts to all and sundry, I’d have surmised that you had stuck your head in one too many scrums.
But that day has definitely arrived, with Wakefield’s Richie Mathers coming off the Stobart Stadium’s artificial pitch with nasty scrapes.
Instead of sticking on an elastoplast – or, to be fair, a few elastoplasts – his first thought was to take a snap and post it on his Twitter account.
A mess, no doubt about it, reminded me of when I came off my home-made go-kart on the cinders behind our flat.
But we were both trumped by Salford’s Matty Ashurst, who managed to shred his knees even more spectacularly on the natural – but half-frozen – surface at their new stadium.
Short of Douglas Bader submitting a late entry, I reckon Matty’s the winner.
It makes me wonder, though, where it’s all going to end. Why, indeed, should we have to wait for players to get into the sheds before we see the extent of the collateral damage?
It’s surely only a matter of time before we get on-field tweets along the lines of: “Ooof, that hurt. Knocked two teeth out (see pic below).”
Couldn’t happen, you think. Well, I watched the Indigenous All Stars game from Australia and Andrew Johns was on the pitch conducting interviews with the ball in play, so I reckon it might be only a couple of seasons away.Tagged in: Matty Ashurst, Richie Mathers, rugby league, salford, super league, twitter, Wakefield
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