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Our forward depth has just taken a massive hit

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Chip and Chase, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    NEWS: http://manly-daily.whereilive.com.au/sport/story/key-player-knocked-out-of-comp-after-serious-injury/

    From Manly Daily

    FOR the second week in a row, Belrose has lost an important player following the season-ending injury to prop Phil Morwood at Harbord Park on Sunday.

    The former Sea Eagle suffered a broken leg with just 15 minutes left on the clock in what was a very physical round two match.

    The compound fracture will put Morwood out for the rest of the year.

    The sickening injury follows Belrose losing Jim Curtis the previous week when he suffered a fractured eye-socket.

    While Curtis will return, in two to three months time, Morwood’s loss is a blow for Belrose coach Keiran Dempsey.

    “He’s been tremendous for us,” he said. “It’s not just what he does on the field. Off it, it’s what he offers the young blokes.

    “It’s a massive loss for us.”

    But while Morwood is gone and Curtis faces an extended period on the sidelines, Dempsey is certain his team will have a say later in the year during the big games.

    “I think it (Sunday) proves we’ll be in the mix somewhere,” he said. “We were disappointed with our effort last week (against Narraweena).

    “The win was a massive result for us.

    “It was one of the most physical games I have been involved in.

    “There were some massive hits from both sides. I’d say both sides would have some sore bodies.”

    Which was exactly the case with Valley skipper Ben Smith, who is also out for about six weeks with a fractured eye-socket.

    “It was a very, very tough game,” Valley coach Dave Hoban said.

    Belrose led 4-0 at half-time and pushed ahead 10-0 early in the second half.

    The hosts got back in the contest with a converted try before the Eagles pulled away again with a converted try of their own.

    At 16-6, Valley appeared finished before a try seven minutes from time gave them a sniff.

    “We showed some spirit and were still in it with 30 seconds to go,” Hoban said.

    In other results around the grounds, Narraweena thumped Narrabeen 40-16, Avalon beat Forestville 24-6 and Asquith outclassed Manly Cove 22-6.
  2. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    How will we cope? :)
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    • Captain of the Gate

      Captain of the Gate Active Member

      +33 /0
      Go the Roses
    • Fluffy

      Fluffy Well-Known Member

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      Cant believe jimmy curtis is still running around
    • Berkeley_Eagle

      Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

      +2,125 /14
      get well soon Phil
    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

      +6,440 /192
      Thats it, I think the spoon will be our for the first time.
    • Snoz

      Snoz Member

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      i am sure we can lend kite to belrose for the rest of the year. maybe not up to the level of morwood and curtis at this stage of his career but will help them out.

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