Round-up: Scott Dureau suffers double-vision scare after tumour surgery
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.
Monday 03 June 2013
The Catalan Dragons scrum-half Scott Dureau was taken to hospital for scans after complaining of double vision in his side's 32-32 draw at Widnes yesterday. Dureau, winner of several individual awards last year, played his first game of the season last week after an operation to remove a brain tumour from behind his eye.
A club spokesman said later: "Scott is fine. He got a knock in the game and that gave him a little bit of double vision. It's not connected to what happened before."
Widnes came from behind with a late try by Frank Winterstein, his second, and two goals from Jack Owens, who also scored two tries. This season's exciting full-back discovery, Morgan Escare, got a hat-trick for the Catalans.
Leaders Wigan had a scare at Wakefield, where they trailed the lowly Wildcats until the 73rd minute. Tries from Lee Mossop and Darrell Goulding sealed Wigan's 36-23 victory.
Hull Kingston Rovers also left it late to wrap up a 28-18 win over Bradford that took them back into the top eight. The Robins trailed for most of the match until long-range tries from Lincoln Withers and Craig Hall nudged them in front and Withers' late second clinched victory.
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