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Cold snap affects UK Rugby

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Original Content on 11 Jan 2009 at 08:52
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Two Kiwi players collapsing from hypothermia during a match in Scotland and three Premiership games postponed because of frozen pitches…

It certainly seems that the colder than usual winter in the UK is taking it’s toll.

Two rugby players from New Zealand collapsed on the pitch suffering from hypothermia one minute from the end of a match in Scotland yesterday.

Irvine’s lower league home encounter against Aberdeen GSFP was abandoned with one minute left after Irvine’s fullback Lance Elrick lost consciousness and the team’s centre, Matt Kenny, had to be taken to hospital because of the cold.

Referee Finlay Clark had no hesitation in calling time.

“The score after 79 minutes was 0-0 and it was almost certain to go into extra time. It would clearly have been a danger to other players if we had continued.”

Meanwhile, last weekend saw the postponement of the match between Worcester Warriors and Sale Sharks. This weekend Bath Rugby v London Wasps and Harlequins v Worcester Warriors have had their games postponed due to frozen pitches.


  • :shock: How cold does it have to be for a center to collapse from Hypothermia during a match?

    I can understand the fullback being cold but the center should be in the thick of things most of the time.

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.01.09 08:54:23 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Why do they even bother, that cannot be pleasant??

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.01.09 09:47:01 by Whindy Reply
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  • Kiwi’s are soft. :twisted: Thought they’d be more used to the cold.

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.01.09 12:02:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • Forecast fo London today a balmy 10 degrees. No ice in sight. Time to break out the sunblock.

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.01.09 12:10:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 4) : it’s a lovely day, innit?

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.01.09 13:27:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 4) :

    @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    You bunch of pastey legged posers!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.01.09 14:24:47 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 2) : Hey Gavin, how are St John and Jason, still playing touch at all?

    You guys playing at Saints anymore?


  • Comment 7, posted at 11.01.09 21:13:35 by beez Reply

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