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June 07, 2005

Mockford on comeback trail

Posted by Editor on June 7, 2005 11:52 AM | 3 comments | Print | E-mail author

Alex Mockford was injured in Glasgow's friendly with Sale at Hughenden last year
You may remember last year's pre-season friendly against Sale at Hughenden when Glasgow fielded two trialists, Scott Barrow and Alex Mockford.

Scott came on and immediately scored a try, generally impressed, won himself a deal to stay, and is now a key member of the Glasgow squad.

Alex came on and before having a chance to impress sustained a very serious knee injury. The former Harlequins and Pau forward spent 10 months sidelined with a ruptured cruciate ligament.

He's now fit again and ready for a comeback after Bristol head coach Richard Hill, who worked with the former England Under-18 player at Quins, has given Alex another chance to impress.

He said: "Alex was a very good young player and he should not be lost from the game. He damaged his knee ligaments and is now looking for an opportunity to prove himself. We are giving him a helping hand.

"We are keeping him here for our pre-season training all summer and we will see how he goes on. I know him well from my time at Quins. He was a big powerful lad, very dynamic and played regularly for the Quins second team when he was 19."

Alex, capped also at England Students level, enjoyed five years at The Stoop before heading across the Channel to sign for French side Pau.

Glasgow v Sale

Posted by vicki on June 7, 2005 07:17 PM | Reply to this comment

Glad to hear he is on the road to recovery. I guess this is the sort of reason why players need some sort of a union.

On a similar note, whatever happened to Richard Metcalfe at the Borders after he was injured?

Posted by Highlandbrave75 on June 7, 2005 07:39 PM | Reply to this comment

Richard retired from rugby all together. I think he was in the process of sueing the SRU relating to the way he was released while injured.

I'll try and find out more and what he's up to now.

Posted by Alan58 on June 8, 2005 11:40 AM | Reply to this comment

Richard worked as a sales rep with Kukri before joining Caledonian Brewery as a Territory Manager in November last year.
He left a couple of months ago and has formed his own company supplying corporate gifts.

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