Monday March 14th, 2016

Rugby player Haydn Peacock of the French team AS Carcassonne suffered partial dismemberment during a match in February, and described the incident in detail to journalist and former player Guy Williams, of French Footy.

“When we played the other week their center pretty much ripped my [junk] off,” Peacock recalled. “I took the ball off the scrum and made a half-break, and their center has come across from the inside and reached out in a last-ditch effort and has got a hold of my [unmentionables] with one hand and pulled me down.”

Peacock received 11 stitches, and made a full recovery.

​• Rugby player facing three-month ban for grabbing an opponent’s junk

Not the best reason to be on the front page of the paper this morning. #rugbyleague is definitely not a sport I recommend. 11 stitches later for the little fella but she'll be right

A photo posted by Haydn peacock (@haydnpeacock11) on

“In all of my career I’ve never heard of anyone having anything like that happen—11 stitches [below the belt] ... I remember I had to strap it all up for the next game, the coach wanted me to go out and buy a cup but I’m not going to play with a cup. I got the stitches out and it's all sweet. No dramas.”

Luckily, Peacock is able to joke about the incident now. He was well enough to go skiing last week.

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– Kenny Ducey

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