The Herald Sun’s man in Kigali brings word of Todd Carney’s latest outing on a football field.
He’s playing touch on a rock strewn dustbowl in Rwanda against the Rwandan national rugby team.
- But the 22-year-old former Raiders star was eager to accept the invitation, even if the rocky field with a metre-deep hole inside the western touchline offered the perfect recipe for a catastrophic leg injury.
“I didn’t really worry about that because I was going back to what I know,” Carney said later. “It just felt good to get out there and have a run. Towards the end, when the scores got close, my competitive edge even started to come out. I could have done it all day – that’s how much I’ve missed footy.”
The Rwandans won.