Friday December 13, 2019

Another kind of World Cup hero

New Zealand’s Luke Jacobson, had the courage to bow out of the tournament when he declared himself concussed in a training session before the All Blacks’ opener with the Springboks

6th October, 2019
The All Blacks’ Luke Jacobson, 22, self-diagnosed a concussion Picture: Getty

Think of this World Cup and you won’t immediately think of Luke Jacobson. Why should you, given how the New Zealander didn’t even make it beyond the training paddock to pitch up and play in Japan. And yet there’s a strong possibility that 10 years from now, Jacobson’s story may end up being remembered in an entirely different light.

At 22, he is seen as the coming man,...

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