Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Blackheath Bengalled...

The rugby pitches of South-West England have seen some unusual sights this winter. First there was the story of All Black flanker Jerry Collins turning out for Barnstaple RFC's 2nd XV, and now news from the Blackheath Rugby Club website which confirms that Cincinatti Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones did, as anticipated, make his rugby union debut at the weekend against Launceston in Cornwall in the EDF Trophy.

As agreed before the game with the Blackheath coach, Jones made a 10 minute cameo appearance late in the game from the bench - time enough, apparently, for him to make one "outstanding" tackle in midfield. Sadly, however, Jones was unable to prevent Launceston completing a 61-15 victory over Blackheath.

It would be extremely interesting to know what he made of the whole experience but, seeing as it was all for the benefit of a US TV documentary depicting life in Blighty, I guess we'll just have to wait for the programme to come out.

1 comment:

Stuey said...

That episode and the Gerry Collins one is only slightly more bizarre than Bedford sneaking Tom Varndell onto their team for their visit to Waterloo last season...unfortunately for Bedford he got injured during the game. Hope Leicester operated a policy of "You break it you pay for it" and forced the Blues to cough up fopr him.