Rugby Wrap Up: The Medical Joker – Rugby’s Rare Breed

Even in rugby, a game known for its strange and often highly specialised specimens, medical jokers are a rare and unusual breed. What makes them tick? In 2014, I asked one…

They are super-powered chameleons, ttready, willing and able to leap on to the nearest plane heading in roughly the right direction at almost no notice to take up a short-term contract with a club that is desperately seeking player cover.

Their job is to fit in with their new team – fast – and fill a hole until it is mended.

Sometimes, they fill the hole so perfectly that what starts as a short-term, typically three-month, medical joker contract turns into a permanent deal

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