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Former Queensland State of Origin star Dale Shearer in car crash

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DVS Matt, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    FORMER Queensland State of Origin star Dale Shearer, 43, is fighting for his life after a high-speed car crash.

    Shearer's Porsche failed to take the roundabout on the Sunshine Motorway at Peregian Springs on Queensland's Sunshine Coast about 11pm and crashed into a culvert.

    He was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital with ``life-threatening'' injuries, according to police.

    He remains in a critical condition.

    The incident comes one year after Shearer's wife Delyse died of cancer aged 39. Shearer has two teenage sons.

    The former Manly star played 20 Tests for Australia.

    He played 26 Origin matches for Queensland between 1985 and 1996, scoring a record 12 tries for the Maroons.

    He is currently involved with the Coolum Colts Rugby League Club on the Sunshine Coast.
     
  2. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Any car accident is horrific and Shearer served us well for several years.  Let's hope for a full recovery.
     
  4. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

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    Oh man this is so tragic i hope he pulls through this.  :(
     
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    He was an excellent player for us and an equally excellent player for Qld.  I remember him well and hope for a full recovery.
     
  6. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Havong seen the vision on the news tonight it would appear extreme speed was a factor.
     
  7. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Seems the latest is that his injuries aren't life threatening, but he is still in a serious condition.
     

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