Rugby Union: Revan goes to hospital

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A REMINDER that serious injuries can occur in contact sports came yesterday when Trevor Revan, the Northampton and England B prop, damaged his neck while playing for Warwickshire against Leicestershire at Rugby, writes Paul Trow.

The match, in the County Championship Second Division, was held up for 20 minutes during the second half before Revan was taken to hospital in an ambulance. Fortunately, Revan, who celebrates his 29th birthday today, was discharged last night after X-rays revealed that nothing was broken.

Lancashire opened their defence of the Championship with a comfortable 29-11 over Northumberland at Fylde, Chris Saverimutto, the Waterloo scrum-half, scoring two second-half tries. Cornwall, last season's beaten finalists, owed their 15-14 win over Middlesex at Redruth to their outside-half Darren Chapman, who kicked five penalties. All the visitors' points came from their No 10, Paul Challinor, with a try and three penalties.