NRL star plays 45 minutes with ruptured testicle

Chanel Harris Tavita NRL

NRL star Chanel Harris Tavita played 45 minutes with a ruptured testicle for New Zealand Warrington against Melbourne Storm. 

The Warriors playmaker revealed his injury following the 70-10 defeat on Monday. He is expected to miss up to four weeks of action, having had surgery.

The gruesome injury occurred when team-mate Josh Curran’s knee slammed into Harris-Tavita’s groin, 

NRL injury analyst Brien Seeney described it as the ‘toughest effort of 2022’ on social media. 

After receiving treatment, the 23-year-old rejoined his team’s defensive line and went on to complete the fixture at AAMI Park.

It was a record-breaking loss for New Zealand Warriors, falling to a heavy defeat to Craig Bellamy’s side. Melbourne ran in 10 tries, scoring 54 points in the second half. The Storm broke the NRL record for points in a half and simultaneously handed the Warriors their biggest-ever loss as a club in the traditional Anzac Day clash on Monday.

Kristian Woolf tipped to be a successful NRL head coach in the future

Former NRL star turned pundit Jamie Soward believes St Helens boss Kristian Woolf will be a successful head coach in the NRL in the near future.

Woolf, 46, enjoyed instant success with St Helens in Super League, and has won two Grand Finals and a Challenge Cup since his move in 2020.

Speaking on the latest Love Rugby League podcast, Soward said: “He’s going to be a (NRL) head coach.

“Kristian Woolf has got a lot of huge wraps over here from a lot of players with what he’s done for the Tongan team. 

“He’d definitely be in the shortlist if teams were looking to make a change. What he’s done not only for St Helens, but the Polynesian connection is such a huge responsibility to be able to handle.

“If the Tongan squad love him so much, and they do; that’s a huge wrap to him and his personable skills.

“He’s got a huge wrap over here not only from the players, but I’m a massive Kristian Woolf supporter.”

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About Josh McAllister 1319 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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