Wednesday, September 13, 2006

A Debut Try

Andy Farrell finally played a game of Rugby Union on Monday, starting for Saracens A in their game against NEC Harlequins. After such an injury-strewn year, he must have been hugely relieved, and perhaps proved it's been worth the wait, scoring a try on his maiden outing.

All fingers, toes and eyes crossed for his run of fitness to continue. Sarries are starting him at 6, although they think he might play at centre too.

And I notice today that Sarries have just signed another Scrum Half, Neil de Kock, from SA's Western Province. After their slightly disappointing draw against Bristol last weekend, let's hope they can get their first home win of the season this Sunday, against Newcastle.

The Falcons will be without Jonny again, who's done himself another mischief, this time in the right knee department. He did the same thing to his left knee last year and it was 9 weeks on the sidelines, so I doubt he'll be in the running for the Autumn Internationals. If you thought Farrell's catalogue of injuries was bad, Jonny just takes the biscuit! A speedy recovery to him!

Meanwhile, here's one of the few pictures I have of him running about! Taken in December 2004 when the Falcons visited Vicarage Road for a Zurich Premiership match.

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