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The Wales rugby player flattened by a swinging arm from New Zealand hooker Andrew Hore suffered three-day memory loss as a result of the incident.


Hore was handed a five-week ban for punching Bradley Davies from behind in the first minute of the All Blacks’ 33-10 win over Wales on Saturday, putting the lock in hospital with severe concussion.

“I felt very groggy for a while afterwards,” Davies said on Thursday. “My last memory before the game was last Wednesday and my mind has pretty much gone blank since then.

“I was in college doing a plumbing course and I cut my finger with a hacksaw. That was the last thing I can remember.”

Hore has apologised for the punch and has been in daily contact with Davies.

“I want to say how bad I feel and how embarrassed I am to be in this situation,” Hore said. “It is not the All Black way and I have let myself down and the team and probably the whole country is pretty proud of what we do.”

Davies holds no grudges, however, despite many critics calling for a heavier sanction on Hore.

“It was a bit naughty, but he caught me a cracker and that is rugby,” said Davies, who will miss Saturday’s match against Australia while he recovers. “I don’t think he tried to knock me out. It is just one of those things. I got in his way and he caught me flush on the jaw.”

2 Responses to Memory loss for Bradley Davies

  • 1

    Eishhh… 3 days memory loss… I could do with some memory loss right now for the past 3 days… had a rather unpleasantly frustrating few business days, recovering data from Hard Drives for a client who’s one business PC’s Hard Drive crashed totally… and it’s data they can’t do without…

    Had to use some specialized tools & software, lots of patience, lots of hard drive scanning and file repairing past bad sectors… ect.

    Anyway, getting back to the incident in question, before anybody jumps all over Hore again… I believe he’s truly sorry for what he did in the heat of the moment, and apart from that he’s had a truly exemplary rugby diciplinery record over the years.

    Surely nobody goes out with the intent to injure someone like this on purpose.

  • 2

    True, Hore has never been a dirty player. But that brainfart was really bad.


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