Brothers’ veterans finally set to raise the bat after painful wait

By Michael Atkinson It’s a situation you more often see in cricket. A batsman one run away from a century, but with no partners left at the other end of the crease. Brothers Rugby Union captain, Luke Beauchamp, has lived out the footy version of that scenario for the past 18 months. After helping the ‘butcher stripes’ to the premiership in 2016, “Beachie” had racked up 99 games for his beloved club, only for a chronic knee injury to strike him down ahead of the 2017 season. “It was a bit of an ongoing issue throughout 2016 and I sort of played through it, and played through it,” revealed Beauchamp. “When I got to the 2017 preseason I knew that there was a lot of cartilage damage and things like that.” The 25-year-old consulted an orthopaedic surgeon and was told that he needed to go under the knife if he wanted to prolong his rugby career. “Pretty much what the surgery was, was to re-positioned my knee cap” Beauchamp told RugbyNews. “Unfo
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