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Reds 2023

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Rocky Elsom (76)
Staff member
Queensland Reds Medical Update - Connor Vest

Queensland Reds lock Connor Vest has suffered a fractured neck against the Highlanders in Round 14 of Super Rugby Pacific.

Vest left the field following a tackle in the 29th minute and did not return.

He was admitted to the Dunedin Hospital last night where a CT scan revealed a fracture of his C7 vertebrae. He will return home tomorrow for further assessment and specialist opinions before any further decisions are made on the management of his injury.

We wish Connor all the best in his recovery.
 

Adam84

Nick Farr-Jones (63)
Yeah, a fractured vertebra is very serious, at a minimum you need to wear a neck brace for a couple of months until it heals, in the worst-case scenario the fracture is unstable and requires surgery, or the spinal cord is damaged and it affects his ability to walk.
 

Ignoto

Greg Davis (50)
I'm honestly stunned at the lack of any time of punishment in that vest tackle.

The first Highlander tackler canon balled in, didn't even get his arm around him and the second smacked Vest straight in the head.

Hopefully Pickerill and the TMO will face some kind of retrospective punishment for completely missing this.
 

qwerty51

Stirling Mortlock (74)
I don't think you can be stunned at all, this is pretty standard stuff when foul play occurs in NZ with a NZ ref against an Aus side. de Groot on Robertson comes to mind.
 

Fireworks

Jimmy Flynn (14)
Any updates on Wright's injury. He looked to be in quite a bit of pain (blowing green whistle) and I heard dislocated shoulder?
 

Wilson

Michael Lynagh (62)
I thought Harry Lloyd is a LHP
He is, I accidently put him and Fa'agase around the wrong way on the bench. With Zander having gone off with an HIA I assume we'll need another loosehead to come in against the Drua. Could otherwise be Blake I guess but I'd rather see how Lloyd goes.
 

Rusted

Allen Oxlade (6)
Positive news on Connor Vest avoiding surgery, this suggests the fracture is stable and there is no damage to or ongoing risk of damaging the spinal cord. Still, it'll be a lengthy rehab process.
Has there been any response from SANZAR or NZRFU about how the ref handled the situation? Any acknowledgement of the tackle? Seems like radio silence to me. I saw the Harry Wilson comment in the news that the players thought it was poorly handled. I would have thought the QRU and RA would have raised it, unless it's behind closed doors. I also think the trainer should have pushed back a bit and told the ref it could be serious. Disappointing all round to me. Hope Connor recovers back to full health.
 

Braveheart81

Will Genia (78)
Staff member
Has there been any response from SANZAR or NZRFU about how the ref handled the situation? Any acknowledgement of the tackle? Seems like radio silence to me. I saw the Harry Wilson comment in the news that the players thought it was poorly handled. I would have thought the QRU and Rugby Australia would have raised it, unless it's behind closed doors. I also think the trainer should have pushed back a bit and told the ref it could be serious. Disappointing all round to me. Hope Connor recovers back to full health.

It is being discussed in the match thread.

 

Marce

John Thornett (49)
A technical question about the new jersey for Reds diehard supporters

The CCC badge is printed or embroidered?
 

LeCheese

Peter Johnson (47)
A technical question about the new jersey for Reds diehard supporters

The CCC badge is printed or embroidered?
All logos are printed on the jerseys now, as embroidery doesn't always work well with the lightweight, sweat-wicking fabric now used (and I imagine it's cheaper).

The Canterbury and Reds/QRU logos are embroidered on the retro long sleeve
 

Marce

John Thornett (49)
All logos are printed on the jerseys now, as embroidery doesn't always work well with the lightweight, sweat-wicking fabric now used (and I imagine it's cheaper)
I bet that's the real reason. You need many seamstresses working on it meanwhile if you have a 100% printed jersey you can do it all with computers.

It's a pity! For 150/160 dollars you expect at least embroidered logos
 

dru

Tim Horan (67)
I bet that's the real reason. You need many seamstresses working on it meanwhile if you have a 100% printed jersey you can do it all with computers.

It's a pity! For 150/160 dollars you expect at least embroidered logos

There are no seamstresses doing embroidered logos it's by machine driven by an electronic chip. Other than that LeCheese explained it well. Get the retro jersey in cotton if it bothers you. Better for normal wear anyway imho.
 

The Marketing Pigeon

Herbert Moran (7)
Bit concerned about the reds lack of eyes to next season - who is genuinely in play for us to sign ?
Hockings would be a great get, along with a starting quality THP and a workhorse second row/6 type and depth in the backs
 

Wilson

Michael Lynagh (62)
Bit concerned about the reds lack of eyes to next season - who is genuinely in play for us to sign ?
Hockings would be a great get, along with a starting quality THP and a workhorse second row/6 type and depth in the backs
That's probably best discussed in the 2024 thread:
 

Marce

John Thornett (49)
There are no seamstresses doing embroidered logos it's by machine driven by an electronic chip. Other than that LeCheese explained it well. Get the retro jersey in cotton if it bothers you. Better for normal wear anyway imho.
That's right. Those machines driven by an electronic chips are what I call computers. That's means more time, more fabric and more operators

There are no seamstresses doing embroidered logos it's by machine driven by an electronic chip
Even in the sublimation process you need seamstresses:
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Wilson

Michael Lynagh (62)
Disappointing bit of business out of the long lunch:

Entirely unacceptable behaviour from Sam Scott-Young, but at least it looks like the QRU (and others in attendance) handled it properly.
 

Doritos Day

Johnnie Wallace (23)
Disappointing bit of business out of the long lunch:

Entirely unacceptable behaviour from Sam Scott-Young, but at least it looks like the QRU (and others in attendance) handled it properly.
Off the headline I thought it was referring to some historical event. Dropping 'that' word on stage at a lunch is crazyyyyy
 
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