NOTTINGHAM Rugby has suffered a double blow with Rhys
Crane and Tim Streather suffering injuries against Jersey at the
Both Crane and Streather sustained a broken hand in the
STRONG HAND: Crane
still managed to score against Jersey despite playing on with
a broken hand.
Despite the injury, Crane played the full 80 minutes of the
48-16 win over the Islanders, managing to score his late second
half try by gripping the ball with his good right hand.
Streather, who suffered a less severe break of a small bone in
his hand, is expected to have a shorter recovery time. Medics,
however, are yet to fully assess the centre's condition.
Nottingham head coach Martin Haag is disappointed to lose both
speedsters at the same time, but said the start of the British and
Irish Cup would be an ideal opportunity for other players to
"At the start of the season I said that our success would come
down to a squad effort," Haag said.
"The opportunity is there for guys who haven't played as much
this season to step-up and make a permanent challenge for their
place in the team."