Fisher helps out Dragons
Dave Hadfield was a schoolboy convert to rugby league, the game which, one way or another, has dominated his life ever since. After working for newspapers in Shropshire and Blackpool (where he covered the fortunes of Blackpool Borough) he travelled the world, working mainly in Hong Kong and Sydney. He became The Independent's rugby league man in 1990 and has written five books on the game and broadcast extensively for Sky and the BBC. Dave played his last game at the age of 53 and would have set up a try if anyone could have been bothered supporting his break. When not writing about the sport, he now limits himself to a bit of tick and pass with his local club, the Bolton Mets. Family includes supporters - of varying degrees of dedication - of Salford, Wigan, Sheffield Eagles and St George Illawarra.
Tuesday 31 January 2012
Ben Fisher is to extend his Super League career to help the Catalan Dragons out of a hooking crisis. The French side would have had to start the new season this weekend with just one specialist in the role – Ian Henderson.
His understudy, Eloi Pelissier, is injured, as is Gregory Mounis, who has also been used in the position. Batley have come to the rescue by allowing Fisher to go on loan to the Dragons for the first two months of the season. The Scotland international was released by Hull KR last season.
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