Around the Traps: Dig deep to help out a Shute Shield player doing it tough

By Mark Cashman Footy clubs are like families and I reckon that young Irish lock Sean Rigney is thinking just that as he fronts up to a major and unexpected health battle. Rigney arrived at Southern Districts from Ireland and Young Munster earlier this year determined to make his mark in the Shute Shield. The Rebels had recruited the 2m tall lock and had high hopes that he would give them an edge in a competition that is often about those little one percenters. But that has all been put to one side after Rigney fell ill and was hospitalised the day before the Rebels first game of the season against Warringah at Forshaw Rugby Park. After a few days in care, doctors found that Rigney had Staphylococcus Aureus, commonly known as Golden Staph or MRSA in his system and as the days on a drip ticked over it reached his heart. His condition deteriorated rapidly, leading to the urgent need for open heart surgery and as you would imagine he faces a challenging road to recovery,
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