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Man Dubbed 'Toughest Player In Rugby League' Rushed To Hospital After Getting Impaled By Corner Flag

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Man Dubbed 'Toughest Player In Rugby League' Rushed To Hospital After Getting Impaled By Corner Flag

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An amateur athlete in the United Kingdom has been dubbed "the toughest man in rugby league" after getting impaled by a corner flag during a game.

Charlie Mills - who plies his trade for Saddleworth Rangers in the United Kingdom - bagged a try for his club, but his celebrations were very short-lived.

After grounding the ball, Mills looked down at his leg to see the corner flag stuck in it.


Thankfully, medical staff and bystanders who witnessed what happened sprung into action and Mills was rushed to hospital where he received treatment to remove the metal spike from the back of his knee.

It wasn't long before images of Mills lying on a hospital bed with a flag sticking out of his hamstring started circulating on social media.

While some people tagged their mates and shared the brutal picture, others took to the comments sections to wish him a speedy recovery.


British rugby league legend Barrie McDermott was one of the many who sympathised with Mills.

"Toughest man in rugby league goes to Charlie Mills from Saddleworth Rangers," he tweeted.

"That's some story to tell your mates in the club house!

"We salute you my man."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@RLBarrieMc10

Topics: Rugby League, nrl, Australia, rugby league news

Max Sherry
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