Apparently Stacey went off pretty early in todays Le Catalans/Salford match ... some sort of hand/wrist injury.
Anyone know the full story?
Anyone know the full story?
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From www.bbc.co.ukBroken arm fears for Dragon Jones
Catalans Dragons scrum-half Stacey Jones may have broken his right arm after coming off 10 minutes into their 16-0 loss at Salford on Friday night.
The inspirational Kiwi will be sent for X-rays, and the team felt his absence as they were outclassed at the Willows.
"We can't tell yet but he feels it is broken. He feels he's done it before," said assistant coach Paul Donkin.
"It'd be a big loss. You don't want your number-one signing out in the second round."
JonB Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2006 9:25 pm Post subject:
Does anyone know if he wants to play for the kiwis again?
According to NRL.COM it looks like he wants to...
Keep reading for some bizarre Fa'afili news, anyone know more?
Jones to return for Kiwis, says NZRL
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 5:52 PM
By Laine Clark
A broken arm and a move to France are not expected to stop champion New Zealand halfback Stacey Jones from adding to his glittering international rugby league career this year.
Jones has been ruled out for up to two months after breaking his right arm playing for France-based English Super League newcomer Catalans Dragons on the weekend.
The reigning international player of the year had a pin inserted in his arm during surgery in Perpignan and has been ruled out for six to eight weeks.
The injury and his relocation to the French club was expected to signal the end of Jones' international career which included leading the Kiwis to a remarkable Tri Nations final win over Australia late last year.
However, NZRL chairman Selwyn Pearson said Jones was still available for Kiwi duty starting with the much-anticipated re-match against Australia, the Anzac Test on May 5.
"He's certainly still in contention. Hopefully he will be available," Pearson said.
"He didn't signal that he had retired after the last series so hopefully we will have the little champion back again.
"If not for the Anzac Test it would be lovely to get him for the 2006 Tri Nations."
Pearson admitted Jones' move to the English Super League this year "is going to complicate things but fingers crossed he will be available".
Jones was talked out of retirement last year by new Kiwi coach Brian McClennan after injury struck his halves combination for the 2005 Tri Nations campaign.
Jones responded in style to lead New Zealand to one of the great rugby league upsets.
Pearson said New Zealand's stirring 24-0 thumping of Australia in the Tri Nations final had rekindled the international fire in Jones's belly.
"Stacey really enjoyed himself, so my humble opinion is that he hasn't retired," Pearson said.
"He's an enormously proud little fella when he pulls on that black and white jersey.
"We've been on the end of some good old fashioned hidings on occasions so I would think he was pretty satisfied with the result of last year."
The 2006 Tri Nations tournament will kick off in Auckland on October 13 or 14.
Jones is expected to assist Dragons caretaker coach David Waite during his recovery after breaking his arm in the opening minutes of the Dragons' 16-0 loss to Salford on Saturday (AEST).
The Dragons are still without a head coach after Steve Deakin was sacked just weeks before the season kick-off.
Dragons medical staff said the club would be without their inspirational skipper for at least the next five league matches and the Challenge Cup opening-round on April 1.
Jones will start light training for the Dragons in a fortnight and will have his arm reassessed in five weeks.
Meanwhile, Jones's former New Zealand Warriors teammate Henry Fa'afili is in the middle of a bizarre investigation in England.
Warrington coach Paul Cullen has claimed his charge Fa'afili was tripped by a Huddersfield Giants water boy in their Super League weekend clash.
Cullen claims that Huddersfield assistant coach Ben Cooper - acting as a water carrier - collided with and injured Fa'afili, contributing to the Giants scoring a crucial try in their 26-20 victory.
The matter has been referred to the RFL's disciplinary commissioner.
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