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It’s come to this for Todd Carney

By johnboy 14 October 2008 10

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.

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Granny 3:13 pm 14 Oct 08

I’m just going to keep watching the news for Rwandan “natural” disasters ….

; )

SamTSeppo 3:06 pm 14 Oct 08

but will Todd be good for Rwanda? They’ve been through so much already.


I’m glad I set down my drink before reading that; might have been beer-through-the-nose-time otherwise.

S4anta 2:54 pm 14 Oct 08

If any rugby league player had starved themselves of all other opportunities, I am sure that a Rwandan stop in ones career would be explosive to say the least.

Thumper 2:29 pm 14 Oct 08

but will Todd be good for Rwanda?

Possibly, with mint sauce, but not raw.

Granny 2:25 pm 14 Oct 08

One or the other will never be the same, that’s for sure!


mutley 2:09 pm 14 Oct 08

but will Todd be good for Rwanda? They’ve been through so much already.

Granny 2:02 pm 14 Oct 08

I think Rwanda will be good for Todd.

SamTSeppo 1:48 pm 14 Oct 08

The threat of playing footie in Rwanda ought to be threat enough even for the densest of NRL players to understand!

“Damn, I was thinking about peeing on someone, but I not want to be sent to Rwanda!”

Thumper 1:46 pm 14 Oct 08

The balance of both sides was made up by Rwandan players who have so few footballs they sometimes resort to passing a spare shoe around at training sessions.

Crikey 1:40 pm 14 Oct 08

Good to see the twerp is now playing first grade in Rwanda.

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