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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Julian Huxley's great try vs Wales 2007

Julian Huxley's great try vs Wales 2007

Wallabies and Brumbies back Julian Huxley was diagnosed this week as having a brain tumour. The tumour is benign according to doctors, and was revealed after a regulation MRI following an unfortunate knock he took against the Reds on the weekend which had him convulsing on the field.

As a well known newspaper put it, professional rugby player one day, brain tumour patient the next. Such is life, these things happen and hope, courage, and support is what Huxley needs right now.

The 28 year old Brumbies fullback is currently seeking further advice from specialists and neurosurgeons and it is yet to be confirmed if and when the surgery will take place.

After seeing a player convulsing on the field, those 4 minutes of time off on Saturday seemed like ages. To then hear the dreadful news this week has been incredibly sad, only made better by Julian's positive attitude and spirit, talking about playing again next season and not retiring from the game entirely.

I've dug up this clip of a brilliant solo effort by Huxley from last year to basically pay respect to the man and wish him well for the future. I trust everything will be okay in the end and we hope to see him playing rugby again as soon as humanly possible.

Posted by Rugbydump at 8:41 am | View Comments (11)

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Kerivoula March 06, 2008 9:26 am

Forget that he's a cracking rugby player, he's 29 and nobody that young deserves this. Good luck to him and his family.

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Kewne March 06, 2008 10:51 am

I agree fully with kerivoula, he's too young. BTW, how's Czekaj doing? Wasn't this the match he got injured?

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Sharky March 06, 2008 2:22 pm

Nick, do you always go out of your way to be a prick? Grow up and have some respect.

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geraint March 06, 2008 2:55 pm

I agree with sharky

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Anonymous March 06, 2008 3:03 pm

(rather serendipitous that he got the knock and the mri that discovered the tumor, no?) i hope to see this guy back on the pitch soon. hes an inspiration

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Adrian March 06, 2008 3:32 pm

oh man. i wish him all the best and hope that he can still play rugby. Cheers

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Anonymous March 06, 2008 3:42 pm

i heard that the tumour is benign, so he'll prob be alright

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Anonymous March 06, 2008 5:20 pm

yeah, like anonymous said, lucky he got that knock really, otherwise they might not have found it until it was too latehope to see him playing again soon

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Khanage March 06, 2008 5:51 pm

Czekaj can definitly dance, I saw him in a nightclub in Cardiff called Walkabout struttin his stuff!

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evnz April 12, 2008 9:19 am

nick just shut up and stop being such a dick.that try was no where near average and u need to show respect.i'd like to see you talk positive about a brain tumor when this guy can.good luck to julian btw.

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REDS! March 24, 2010 4:07 pm

Huxley is back! OH YEAH. Top bloke, great effort to come back after whats hes been through

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