Solomona out for five months
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 17 January 2012
Warrington are expecting to be without David Solomona for the first four or five months of the season after his broken leg in Australia turned out to be even worse than first feared.
Solomona suffered the injury in an accident at Wolves' training camp in Sydney and it was later discovered he had also dislocated his ankle and damaged ligaments. "It was a pretty innocuous sort of collision, one that he's probably done a thousand times," said their coach, Tony Smith.
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