20 August 2012

Rathbone gives up on post-rugby life

| johnboy
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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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Bring back The Boner

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.

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

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

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.

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

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