Skip to comments.Rugby league player loses testicle in rugby final
Posted on 10/07/2012 11:25:15 AM PDT by the scotsman
'Warrington's Paul Wood lost a testicle after sustaining an agonising injury in the Super League Grand Final.
Remarkably, the prop played on after rupturing a testicle early in the second half of the match, which Warrington lost 26-18 to Leeds at Old Trafford.
Wood even conducted media interviews after the game before going to hospital where he was operated on.
He tweeted late on Saturday night to fellow rugby league star Leon Pryce: "Ruptured my right testicle mate, got a knee 1 minute into the second half, had to have it removed tonight."
He joked on Sunday: "Just coming out the hospital to go home... Seriously feel like I've left something???"
The injury added to the pain of defeat as Warrington let a half-time lead slip as Leeds retained their Super League title. In front of over 70,000 at Old Trafford Leeds - who finished the regular season fifth in the table - produced a stirring comeback to win their sixth Grand Final.'
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It takes balls, or “ball” in this case, to finish the game despite the pain I imagine that injury caused.
Gave his right nut and still lost?
Well, at least he has one left...
The saying is, “It takes leather balls to play rugby.”
No cup? Ouch!
Testacles, mythic Greek bump....
I remember a bumper sticker years ago that said: “Rugby players eat their dead.”
Yikes! Rugby players are the toughest athletes on earth, IMO.
In Rugby Union a player can lose all four and keep going.
Rugby is THE Sh!t. Now that the NFL is Pussified, we need to make rugby union popular in the USA. I’m blessed to be able to see live international matches in Tokyo.
OUCH..that’s going to leave a mark.
Still he is no Wayne Shelford.....
‘Shelford made his Test debut for the All Blacks later that year against France in a 197 victory in Toulouse, and then was a notable victim of the infamous “Battle of Nantes” in the second Test.
Roughly 20 minutes into the match, he was caught at the bottom of a rather aggressive ruck, and an errant French boot found its way into Shelford’s groin, somehow ripping his scrotum and leaving one testicle hanging free. He also lost four teeth in the process.
Incredibly, after discovering the injury to his scrotum, he calmly asked the physio to stitch up the tear and returned to the field before a blow to his head left him concussed. He was substituted and watched the remainder of the game from the grandstand where he witnessed the All Blacks lose 163. To this day Shelford has no memory of the game.’
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