General Stacey injured?


Apparently Stacey went off pretty early in todays Le Catalans/Salford match ... some sort of hand/wrist injury.

Anyone know the full story?
they think he may of broke his right hand,he went off after 10 mins
Found this:

Broken 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."
poor Staces, poor Dragons.
Rinaldsi will step up I'm sure

courtesy of Le Super league site


Catalans Dragons fear star signing Stacey Jones may have broken his right arm in Friday night’s engage Super League defeat at Salford.

The inspirational New Zealand scrum-half left the field after just 10 minutes of the French newcomers’ 16-0 loss at The Willows and will now be sent for x-rays.

Jones was outstanding as the Dragons made a stunning start to life in the competition by beating Wigan last week - but without him they were unable to break a resolute Reds side.

Dragons assistant coach Paul Donkin said: “We can’t tell at this moment, but he feels it is broken. He feels he’s done it before.

“It would be a big loss. You don’t want your number-one signing to go out in the second round.

“But it didn’t alter the gameplan. The boys know their job - but unfortunately some of them didn’t do it.â€Â

Salford dominated the game but led only 6-0 at the interval after the first of Stuart Littler’s two tries. Littler added his second early in the second half - but it was not until Andrew Brocklehurst touched down nine minutes from time the game was finally safe.

Donkin, who along with director of rugby David Waite remains in caretaker charge of the team, added: “It is pretty disappointing. We have come full circle from last week.

“We were upbeat and excited - but now we are down in the dumps. We will go back and assess it and come back better.â€Â

Salford’s win continued their excellent start to the season, after they overcame Warrington in their opening game.

The Reds have conceded just six points in two games, and coach Karl Harrison is delighted with his side’s defence.

He said: “Defensively we were pretty good. To ‘nil’ anybody at this level is a great achievement.

“We have worked really hard defensively - it is something that started last season.

“With the ball we were a bit rusty - and I think the score flattered Catalans. We could hve had three or four tries in the first half.

“But they didn’t go away. We could have blown them away - so credit to them for sticking in there.â€Â
Poor Stace. Oh well looks like he has to come home now. LOL. Nah hopefully the Dragons can pick themselves back up next week and get themselves on a winning streak
If you want to send him your best wishes, I have his email address.
Second thoughts I will send him an email on behalf of all of us.
thats a real shame, he was playing so well. hope he gets better soon.
Of course he will. Wiki will be in his ear as the tri-series draws closer.
Yeah he'll play. I remember him in an interview before the Final last year not ruling it out. After the final win anyway and the way that the team is going with Bluey I think he'll play again
yea i remember reading something somewhere saying that he will play again
benji said to stace, if he plays this year then stace has to play to.
Stacey said he would look forward to playing at home, if picked.

Having said that, Thomas L had a great game against Bradford....
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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