I was therefore delighted to learn that Worcester lock, Michael Faitiafola - who suffered a serious spinal cord injury.against Saracens in January which that left him paralysed and required surgery – has now started to walk unaided.
Brilliant news - well done Michael and best of luck with your recovery.
And another uplifting tale comes from Parma where Zebre and Italy flanker Maxime Mbanda – his season having been ended by Covid-19 - has been occupied on the front line of his country’s fight against the virus by working 13 hour shifts as a volunteer ambulance driver.
Bravo Signor Mbanda.
All of which kind of puts everything else into context…