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Bulldogs' Hannant contracts swine flu

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Bulldogs' Hannant contracts swine flu
    Updated: 21:39, Sunday June 7, 2009

    Rugby League's State of Origin has been thrown into turmoil, with revelations that one of Queensland's star players has contracted swine flu.

    A source close to the Maroons camp has told Sky News that Bulldogs prop Ben Hannant came down with the symptoms last week just after the first Origin game.

    It's not known how he caught the flu, but it has obvious implications for the second game, due to be played in Sydney next week.

  2. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

    +4 /0
    Jesus. That ain't good.
  3. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

    +1,564 /46
    As a precaution the entire QLD 17 should be quarrentined and make to sit out game 2 and 3
  4. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +511 /14
    He's the NRL player who most looks like a pig now that Riddel is overseas.  Fitting really.
  5. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    +8 /0
    i agree, though i have a feeling that with a second 17 they will still beat NSW.
  6. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

    +37 /0
    I hear there's an oinkment that should clear that swine flu right up
  7. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +2,774 /35
    The NRL have now forced Boyd and Harrison out of tonights game

    Tbh, i find the whole thing a massive media beat up
  8. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    Funnily enough - i have to go get checked tomorrow. I got sick on Saturday after spending the week in Melbourne and attending SOO.

    Could do with a couple days off work
  9. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +9,133 /179
    Uh oh...might have to shut this forum down  :)
  10. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

    +0 /0
    This is not good at all i think there's about six Bronco players who have been quarrentined as well let's hope it doesn't get out of control.
  11. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +971 /7
    Here is a line up of the current quarantining of players:

    Origin players Darren Lockyer, Justin Hodges, Israel Folau, Karmichael Hunt, Sam Thaiday and Peter Wallace placed in quarantine. Lockyer admitted he had some flu-like symptoms. "We are just hoping it's a common flu,'' Lockyer said.

    Origin squad members Johnathan Thurston, Luke O'Donnell, Matt Scott, club coach Neil Henry, the Queensland assistant, and Maroons trainer Billy Johnstone in quarantine until Thursday. Henry and Johnstone have displayed cold symptoms, and have been swabbed. "Can I tell you it's far from a panic and far from a crisis, for us it's an inconvenience,'' Cowboys chief executive Peter Parr said.

    Ben Hannant, who tested positive to swine flu on Sunday,
    quarantined on the Gold Coast until at least Thursday. NSW trainer Tony Ayoub has been cleared.

    Queensland forward Ashley Harrison withdrawn from last night's clash against St George Illawarra and sent home, as was Maroons assistant Trevor Gillmeister.

    Maroons' Darius Boyd withdrawn from last night's game.

    Maroons forward Nate Myles, who roomed with Hannant during Origin camp, sent to hospital for tests, and has had some flu-like symptoms. Will be quarantined. Roosters doctor John Orchard said Myles was "not badly unwell".

    Origin players Petero Civoniceva, Michael Jennings and Luke Lewis to be kept away from the club until Thursday. "It's precautionary at the moment,'' coach Matt Elliott said. "None of them have presented with any symptoms, but we don't want the whole crew coming down with it.''

    Origin players Cameron Smith, Greg Inglis, Billy Slater and Dallas Johnston given until Wednesday off anyway. Toyota Cup assistant coach Adam O'Brien has been tested after
    falling ill. His housemate, NRL player Matt Cross, has been quarantined in a Melbourne hotel. Entire under-20s squad has been quarantined awaiting O'Brien's results.

    Origin players Kurt Gidley and James McManus quarantined.

    Origin reps Jamie Lyon and Brent Kite avoided having to go into isolation because club officials ordered them to take the Tamiflu drug last Thursday.

    Queensland prop Steve Price and Blues trainer Craig Walker quarantined.

    Origin players Michael Crocker and Craig Wing quarantined.

    Paul Gallen, who was ruled out of the first Origin but attended the game, and Blues assistant Shane Flanagan both quarantined until Wednesday.
  12. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

    +62 /1
    So we take Tamiflu and all good.

    Makes me think every other club is a bit dumb.
  13. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    does that tamiflu stop the spread of the disease?
  14. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,267 /74
    I always thought Qlders were pigs, this just confirms it
  15. eggson

    eggson Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't it be messed up if Tamiflu contained some kind of steroid, any player who took some would get banned. 

    News just in says that Hannant will play against the Boncos
  16. DVS Matt

    DVS Matt Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    no - it just takes the edge of the symptoms (if any).

    Tamiflu is only effective when taken within 24 hours of symptoms starting
  17. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    Gus Gould is now in quarintine
  18. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

    +62 /1
    No steroids in it. I have abotu 15 packets in the cupboard at home.

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