Pidge Posted January 29, 2008 Report Share Posted January 29, 2008 http://www.lions-tour.com/news/viewarticle.asp?id=10029snip....Blackheath go to Launceston in the fifth round of the EDF Energy National Trophy with an extraordinary secret weapon on loan from American Football.Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Dhani Jones is in the UK as a budding television presenter on a US travel series made by Red Line Films, and decided to give rugby union a try to portray English life.Jones contacted Blackheath head coach Harvey Biljon asking if he could play a match and Biljon, having consulted the players and committee of the club who are celebrating their 150th anniversary this year, replied: “Yes, great.”A crash course in learning the game will culminate in Jones “playing five or 10 minutes off the bench” against the Cornish All Blacks on Saturday, Biljon confirmed.“Our players thought it would be fantastic to have a full-time athlete from a top American sport testing himself among our amateurs,” Biljon said.“Because Dhani [pronounced Dee-hah-nee] is a defensive lineman, his catching and passing are the things we need towork on.“All being well, he will come on the field as a flanker. I don’t think it will make much difference whether it’s blindside or openside.“We just have to make sure that when he hits someone it is an opponent who has got the ball and that he’s notrunning an illegal blocking move.”.......snipDefensive lineman? Who knew eh? Knowing our luck, he'll blow both knees out. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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