Sport The rugby league story that breaks your heart – then puts it back together

16:23  10 august  2017
16:23  10 august  2017 Source:   Sydney Morning Herald

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This is the rugby league story that breaks your heart, then puts it back together.

Will Carrigan was an 82-kilogram front-rower for the Scone Thoroughbreds who, from the very first kick-off, would pick out an opposition player, put an imaginary target on his chest and run at him all day.

He was the player who made the tough hit-up nobody else wanted to make. Bring down the big bloke nobody could get near. Made the desperate tackle that stopped the try.

"Will came on and made a million tackles and led by example," says former teammate Tim Smith. "He ran and tackled as hard as anyone you ever saw. I grew up with him then went away but came back and played the last five or so years with him."

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Says Carrigan's father, Hilton: "He was a strong bloke. All my boys are. He grew up on a farm and didn't play rugby league until he went to St Greg's at Campbelltown. When he came back he only knew one way to run: from try line to try line."

Smith laughs when you tell him this.

"He did struggle to get across the paint," he says. "But he did all the hard work in between. He was the heart and soul of the club."

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He still is, in many respects, even if he's no longer around. Will took his own life on Christmas Day, 2015, and all who knew him still really don't know why. He was 24.

He suffered a season-ending knee injury earlier that season but, according to those spoken to, that's just a theory.

"No, none of us saw it coming," Hilton says. "He was very close to my other two boys and daughter. They didn't see it. His mates are the same. That's why we want to stop it before it happens. We've come a long way."

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Hunter Valley folk aren't just tough but have an unshakeable sense of community. In a year, the foundation has raised funds for local teachers, GPs, nurses and many others to undergo a range of mental health courses and initiatives. Fundraisers, events, summits ... They haven't stopped.

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They pull up and the dog runs right up to them, wagging her tail. You can tell that she is a loving pup who is in desperate need for help. They put her on a leash and fed her some food right away.

The philosophy is that it takes a village to raise a child. This weekend, rugby league steps forward.

The last round of the Group 21 competition has been dedicated to raising more funds for the foundation and to raise awareness around suicide and mental illness.

Every team, every town will wear specially commissioned jerseys and socks. Sportswear company Zibaras has been working around the clock to make sure there's enough to go around. Jerseys will be auctioned at club functions that night or down the track.

There's a message right there to the NRL about the importance of bush footy. Accordingly, NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg will make the trip to Scone Park on Saturday afternoon.

The Thoroughbreds will take on arch rivals Muswellbrook, a club that is dealing with its own pain and grief because of suicide.

Jye Taylor was a local junior who ended his life earlier this year. He was only 12. His parents, Darren and Donna, will be at the game, while his brother Bailey will take the field for Muswellbrook. His other brother, Mitch, will play for Aberdeen.

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"It will be an emotional day for everyone," says Mick Reynolds, who has been the driving force behind the round and deserves every pat on his back he receives this weekend. "I'm proud to be a Scone person and be a Scone Thoroughbred right now. There is a lot of rivalry between football clubs in areas like this but everyone is so close when a tragedy like this happens."

Hilton says he'll try to get to every match but is already preparing himself for the emotions when the Thoroughbreds take the field.

As for Smith and his teammates, the emotions start in the sheds as kick-off approaches. It's been this way for the past year or so.

"It's all still very raw for us," Smith says. "You can never pick the person and it can happen to anyone. It's opened my eyes because I would never have picked it with Will."


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As we understand it, Allianz Stadium has been sniffed out as a possible venue in December – but Destinations NSW doesn't seem too keen on bankrolling it with taxpayers' money.

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Reports that Ray Hadley is in a dogfight with other commentators to replace Nine's Ray Warren as the definitive voice of rugby league have bemused the influential 2GB broadcaster.

Hadley is a sometime caller for Nine, which is just the way he likes it given his morning show and Continuous Call Team commitments on radio.

He scoffs at the suggestion he will one day take over from Warren, his good friend and midweek golfing rival who has signed on with Nine until 2022.

"I have absolutely no desire to replace Ray Warren," said Hadley, who will only call another two matches this season for Nine. "I have a full-time position already. Rabs is one of my best mates and as I understand it he has no plans to retire any time soon. Why would anyone be considering 60-year-olds as possible replacements?"

Hadley's comments follow Fox Sports' decision to use Graeme Hughes as a caller for Saturday night's Penrith-Cowboys match after using him for Retro Round last week.

We're told "Heaps" is no guarantee of calling beyond this weekend. We also wonder what Fox Sports' long-time No.1 caller, Warren Smith, thinks about all this talk about Hughes becoming the new voice of the game after years away from the commentary box.


Cricket's pay war is finally over and while it was James Sutherland and Alistair Nicholson who fronted up at the MCG last Thursday to announce peace in our time, what isn't widely known is the key role another senior figure played in the final weeks of the fractious saga.

John Warn, the Cricket NSW chairman and a senior executive at Westfield, is one of the smartest and best-connected operators in cricket and this column is told his contribution was significant.

Warn was asked by folks from Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association to get involved as the dispute entered really nasty territory and with strong relationships on both sides of the divide was able to help make some long-awaited headway.

The former Manly first-grader's role will come as no surprise to the recruiters who approached him about going on the NRL chief executive's job when it was last vacant.

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