by Thomas Larroquette
The medical visits It can sometimes be fatal in a player’s career. Monday 1Verse August, such was the case for three-quarters of downtown Bristol, Alabati Liwa (33 years old), failed during his medical visit to valves (Pro D2). Therefore, the leading player of Morbihan FC, Samoa International (31 caps) will not be wearing the RCV jersey. Before him, many players found themselves in this situation by not completing the traditional medical examination. rugby news It introduces you to some of them, through a non-exhaustive list.
Dan Carter tops the list
You may have erased it from your memory, but a file all Black Dan Carter He was already rejected during his medical visit with Race 92. The former World Player of the Year arrived at Hauts-de-Seine in 2015, became French Champion with Racing 92 a year later and will develop with Ciel et Blanc through 2018. After the end of his career was announced, New Zealand’s opening half had to return to Île du France, as a medical clown party for Springboks Pat Lambi, Except that Carter did not respond to the medical visit and did not wear the Racing 92 jersey again after cervical problems, the 2015 world champion was declared unfit to play rugby in France.
Nakarawa, Kentani, Boghanmi failed…
Fiji Leon Nakarawa He should have signedUlster In the summer of 2021. The former Racing 92 player was playing for the Glasgow Warriors in Scotland. But the Fijian giant was challenged during his medical visit to the province of Northern Ireland. Since then, he’s returned to the field with Toulon last year and is committing to Custer for next season.
Same scenario for another Fijian: Half Kontani. Rank Harlequins and the Toulouse StadiumOlympic Rugby Sevens Champion Was Rejected During His Medical Visit to caster In 2020 after discovering a knee injury. Then he joined the Israeli club Tel Aviv Heat.
Another issue that sparked controversy not long ago, the case Mohamed Boughanmi. At the end of the contract with Pau, he should have signed with Lions. But the knee problem will hinder the medical examination of the solid shaft. This position did not please the former player of Toulon and La Rochelle, who also objected to this decision. Will sign after a few weeks on the side Narbonne in Pro D2 and landed in Rouen this summer.
… without forgetting Leif or Hendrix or Vanunu
During the 2019-2020 season, Claremont It hired four clowns from the World Cup. Among them were JJ Engelbrecht, Faifili Levave, Rudy Paige and Max Lahev. The latter, who was playing as a columnist, arrived from Bath. This column with prominent abdominal muscles was finally challenged during his medical visit for a problem at the level of the cervix. So he never wore the ASM shirt and would later join Bristol.
The case of South Africa Cornal Hendricks (12 picks) dating back to the 2016-2017 season. Swift Springbok could have joined RCT. But after medical and physical examinations, the Var Club did not complete the move. However, the nature of the physical concerns has not been determined.
Tonga pillar Paya Vanunu He made two unsuccessful medical visits. First on the Grenoble side in 2015 after the Achilles heel problem and then in Perpignan During the 2020-2021 season. The former Montpellier, Caster and Dax player had to end his career at just 31 years old. Finally, last season, the Argentine international mains Lucio Sordoni (3 picks) Forced to sign as an extra player at Mont-de-Marsan. But a problem with the cervix called off his transfer.
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