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21... seeing as you are spouting amended political slogans, I hope you will be making a significant donation to 'help the many'. Thought not
Good to see Rugby helping out one of its own. We all know the risks when we play, as do many people who gamble, take drugs, drink, smoke, overeat. His injury has left a man who worked extremely hard to attain the levels he did, with a life changing problem. Why shouldn't he benefit from a testimonial match? I for one,hope Twickenham is full for this.
Great gesture - I'm sure it helps him immensely psychologically that his injury is recognised by many and acknowledged with such a game. Hats off to everyone who's made this happen and good luck in the future Rob Horne, great player.
His 'high' salary has now come to an end. He is 28 what is he to do with the rest of his working life? Other players get testimonials, why shouldn't he? It will also bring attention to the problem of brachial plexus avulsion injuries and hopefully help others.
@21 - Can only give you the benefit of the doubt that every time you eat you donate to food banks also to feed the many rather than one? were just looking out for our own.
@21 - thank god its not actually up to you then.
Thousands of others have life changing injuries caused at work who do not have access to first class medical care and a salary as high as his. Any money made by this 'grand gesture' should be donated somewhere where it will help the many and not just one
@19 - youre right in general but i dont know how you could prevent this kind of injury, it really was a freak accident and terribly unlucky. In general though what can they do? Players are getting too big and the hits getting too much, but how do you make players smaller? The protocols around head contact were a good idea but badly implemented and as far as i can see, they have now disappeared
Great gesture.Too many players having serious injuries these days with life long health consequences.Time for a review and reform ?
This is why we all love Rugby Union, local rivals coming together to raise money and awareness. I will be going, and hope it is a sell out.A couple of years ago, my club and our local (and very much mutually hated) rivals both lost players far far too young, one had moved from them to us, the week before our league game. The game was played and supported as only Union can.
Great gesture.Anything that will help Rob improve his quality of life in the future is a bonus.
I know of at least three Sarries fans and four Chiefs fans who will be coming to watch this one. Like Ockie says in the message below, this is about showing your respect to the guys who put in on the line for us, every week, because they love the game as much as we do
As a Tigers fan I hope this game is a sell out. Good Luck Rob.
Have the Club detailed precisely how much of the revenue will go to Rob Horne? The CEO's quote about the RFU's approach to Northampton reads rather strangely; I'd hope everything goes to him, tbh
Local rivalry put to one side to help out a great player with a terrible injury. Nice to see generous comments on here from all supporters, makes you proud to be a rugby fan. Hats off to all concerned for making this happen. It'll be like the final, shirts of all teams showing their support.
False title , I see no horne getting touched here
Well Done, Rugby Union and particularly Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers, their supporters, the management and the RFU for making Twickenham available. I hope it's a great day for everybody, that a great match is enjoyed and of course loads of money raised for Rob Horne. Rugby Union, surely the greatest sport for supporting those who have suffered and looking after their own. Well Done.
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