Feaviour breaks leg in car crash
PUBLISHED: 17:00 12 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:20 02 June 2010
WISBECH Rugby Club s captain Luke Feaviour has broken his leg in a car crash. The news is a major blow as the club they prepare for the biggest match in their history. Wisbech play Yorkshire Division Three leaders Castleford at home on February 23 for a
WISBECH Rugby Club's captain Luke Feaviour has broken his leg in a car crash.
The news is a major blow as the club they prepare for the biggest match in their history.
Wisbech play Yorkshire Division Three leaders Castleford at home on February 23 for a place in the semi-finals of the EDF Junior Vase.
Coach Richard Horne is confident his squad is more than capable of coping with the loss.
He said: "We have more than 50 players at the club between the first and second teams and they all know what to do.
"Luke will be gutted to not be playing but the players need to remain focused on the job at hand and not let emotions come into it.
"Apart from Luke, we should be pretty much at full strength."
Full-back Mark Laws will replace Feaviour as captain and Ben Rodgers is expected to take the skipper's place in the second row.
Wisbech went further in the EDF Junior Vase than ever before by claiming a dramatic 18-15 win over Kingston on February 2.
Laws scored all of Wisbech's points in the win.
Victory over Castleford would put Wisbech just one win away from a grand final appearance at Twickenham.
It would be the first time that Wisbech have played at the famous stadium.
Wisbech's Eastern Counties Division One title hopes were dealt a major blow when they suffered their second defeat of the season on Saturday.
Wisbech were thumped 29-0 at league leaders Wymondham.
And on the same day Castleford continued their rich vein of form to beat Roundhegians 31-12 and stay comfortably at the top of the table.
During the match, winger Lee Land scored Castleford's 100th try in all competitions this season after a sensational 75-metre run.