Rathbone gives up on post-rugby life

johnboy 20 August 2012 5

Foxsports have the news that tortured soul Clyde Rathbone is at age 31 making a comeback for Brumbies selection:

Rathbone retired from rugby prematurely in 2009 after being sidelined repeatedly with groin, knee, facial and hamstring issues following 26 Tests and 52 games with the Brumbies.

The tackle-shedding flyer revealed in February this year he had a life-long battle with depression.

A Brumbies’ official confirmed Rathbone hoped to snare a vacant backs position.

“He’s one of several players looking at filling our last few positions,” he said.

“Clyde will continue on when we get back into full pre-season training in October and see how he goes. “

We hope for his sake it goes well. But will admit to some concern a nasty injury awaits sooner rather than later.

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5 Responses to Rathbone gives up on post-rugby life
andym andym 1:16 pm 21 Aug 12

Bring back The Boner

dtc dtc 11:42 am 21 Aug 12

Can he play fullback, cos the Australians sure need one.

From the articles written after his retirement he seems like a great guy, so hope it goes well for him.

G-Fresh G-Fresh 10:04 am 21 Aug 12

Not a fan of the title of this article – seems quite insensitive.

On his comeback, this is a good thing for Rugby methinks.

VicePope VicePope 7:24 am 21 Aug 12

If his body’s up to it, why not? He has absolutely nothing to prove to anyone because most of us can remember how good he was – solid, fast, courageous and with a lovely instinct about the location of sideline and the corner post. But maybe he feels he has a season or two left in the tank. It would warm the wintry Brumbies nights to see him do it again.

XO_VSOP XO_VSOP 12:16 am 21 Aug 12

Good news a very smart all rounder, I hope he gets his spot back!

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