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Club To Support Injured Scott Harvey

Published on 16th May 2013 by Tom Tainton

Barton Hill prop suffered broken neck


An amateur rugby player from Bristol has received support from Bristol Rugby Club after breaking his neck during the Combination Vase Final.

Scott Harvey, a prop for Barton Hill, played on for an hour without realising the seriousness of his injury, helping his team to their first cup win in more than one-hundred years.

Harvey suffered a fractured vertebrae and prolapsed disc at the top of his back during a collision in the opening five minutes of the game.

The front-rower was contacted by Forwards Coach Matt Ferguson, who showed Harvey around the Club’s training ground, introducing him to players, coaches and staff.

“Scott’s a really impressive individual. He has a positive outlook despite sustaining an injury that effectively ends his rugby playing days,” said Ferguson.

“Bristol Rugby were keen to show Scott that we were behind him – so the first team players and myself have clubbed together to pay for Scott’s RFU Level One coaching badge.

“We’ve also invited Scott and the Barton Hill pack down to the training ground later this summer to use our new scrummaging machine.

“We’ve got strong links with combination clubs and, as a club, we will continue to support local rugby and players in the area.”