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50 most memorable moments v Australians

31st December 2017 | 10:06 am

By Phil Daly

As we count down to the World Club Challenge against Melbourne Storm on Friday 16th February, we are counting down each day with 50 of the most memorable moments for the club against Australian sides down the years from Kangaroos to Cowboys.

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As we count down to the World Club Challenge against Melbourne Storm on Friday 16th February, we are counting down each day with 50 of the most memorable moments for the club against Australian sides down the years from Kangaroos to Cowboys.

47. Ken Kearney suffers serious head injury in tour clash

Back in 1956 Australian skipper Ken Kearney may have been hoping for a warm reception on his return to Headingley having made nearly 100 appearances for Leeds in the 1940s. The Kangaroos led 13-8 when Kearney came off with a severe head cut 15 minutes from the end. In probably the worst incident on the tour, Kearney was kicked in the head by a Leeds back. The cut needed six stitches but worse was to come for the captain when he was forced to miss the next four games when the wound became infected.

 

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