Sport

Our Dragon on the outer again

Nick Emmett.
Nick Emmett. Getty Sport Images - Cameron Spencer

INJURIES haven't been kind to former Hervey Bay Seagulls representative Nick Emmett.

The 29-year-old centre come second-rower has played only 41 games in the National Rugby League competition since making his debut for the Brisbane Broncos six years ago.

Even after he left the Broncos, a club he played for 17 times, and headed south to join the St George Illawarra Dragons in 2009, injuries continued to plague Emmett.

He has played just 24 games for the Dragons and last season was a personal nightmare.

After helping the Dragons beat South Sydney in the annual pre-season Charity Shield, Emmett injured his neck and spent the rest of the season sitting in the stand watching his teammates.

However, despite Emmett's injury-ravaged season, the Dragons showed their faith in his ability and signed him to a new one-year deal for this year.

It gave him the boost he needed and he enjoyed a great pre-season training under the guidance of new head coach Steve Price.

That was until he injured his back and he spent a day in hospital having an epidural to help with a bulging disc last week.

Despite yet another setback, Emmett said there was something positive to come out of it.

"Mate, I can tell you that I was a bit down in the dumps for a while last week," he said.

"I can think of much better things to do than have a big needle put in you.

"It (being injured) is really disappointing because I had done so well in pre-season and was so looking forward to playing in the trials.

"Saying that, I guess you could say that I'd prefer to be out now rather than during the season."

But how long does Emmett think he'll be out for?

"I'll be back doing some light training by the end of this week," he said.

"If all goes to plan, well, I hope to be fit and be in consideration for round two at this stage.

"I'd certainly like to play against the Broncs in round five."

EMMETT IN A MINUTE

  • NRL team you supported as a child: Broncos
  • Pre-game ritual. Eat spaghetti bolognaise
  • Favourite holiday destination: Cairns
  • Favourite TV show: Two and a Half Men
  • Advice for junior rugby league players: It's a game so enjoy it

Topics:  dragon football injury nick emmett nrl rugby league seagulls



10 best street art spots to take an Insta selfie

IF YOU are in need of a few trendy new Instagram snaps, then get your phone and selfie-stick ready and head to Brisbane.

Where to find the best coffee

Strauss is known for its superb brew.

COFFEE snobbery is at an all-time high.

Theatre royalty graces Brisbane stage

Don't miss Charles Edwards in this incredible theatre performance.

WHEN acting royalty comes to town, you sit up and take notice.

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

The Scenic Rim is just one place nearby that you'll love.

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Courses for councillors could cost ratepayers over $90,000

IN COURSE: Councillors will discuss the potential of courses in local government and directorship skills at Wednesday's meeting.

Councillors will discuss whether they should undergo the courses on Wednesday.

LNP sugar bill could delay dispute, industry warns

Sugar growers are concerned a dispute between miller Wilmar and marketer Queensland Sugar Limited will not be resolved before the start of the season.

Sugar arbitration bill could delay resolution, industry groups warn

Local Partners

'I wasn't naked': Blanca Blanco speaks out

BLANCA Blanco made headlines around the world after 'accidentally' flashing, but she says she was actually wearing a nude bodysuit.

‘IT’S A LITTLE SAD’: Trump makes Oscars bungle all about him

US President Donald Trump claims Hollywood's elite were too busy mocking him to pay attention on Oscars night.

Donald Trump ‘explains’ Oscars stuff up.

Lama and Sarah’s ‘epic’ MKR fail

My Kitchen Rules contestants Lama and Sarah.

Tempers flare as Lebanese feast turns into an epic fail.

Oscars 2017: How did biggest award get stuffed up?

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

'Guys in headsets starting buzzing around. They took the envelope.'

Lisa Curry can't marry her fiance

Lisa Curry breaks down in the jungle.

Lisa Curry says she can’t get married to her fiance

The true cause of the Oscars bungle

Faye Dunaway, left, and Warren Beatty present the award for best picture at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The Oscars ended with a moment that left everyone speechless.

HUGE OSCARS FAIL: Wrong film handed Best Picture award

Presenter Warren Beatty shows the envelope with the actual winner for best picture as host Jimmy Kimmel, left, looks on at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The winner was originally announced as La La Land, but was later corrected to Moonlight.

IN A monumental stuff-up, La La Land incorrectly named Best Picture.

Casino boss loses $4m on waterfront Sunshine Coast home

The owner of this stunning Noosa home accepted much less than he had initially wanted for the home.

When illness struck owner forced to try and cash out of property

PROPERTY: Investors snap up old charms in Maryborough

103 Cheapside Street, has plenty to offer at the asking price of $290,000.

As long as the price is right, they'll often get snapped up.

Mining homes dive: $600k homes sell for $120k-$300k

18 Yeates Street, Moranbah sold for $135,000 in December, after being repossessed by a bank. The owners bought for $545,000 in August, 2011.

The economy still has two speeds, but with a painful twist

Mackay's property market climbing like a Rocket Man

Renewed confidence in Mackay means more homes are being snapped up by those eager to plant their roots in the region.

There's movement in the real estate sector and it's all positive.

'Why we drove 800km to buy a treehouse with a disco ball'

The new owners have planned a few updates, but will stick with much of the original design.

A couple travelled almost 800km for the home of their dreams.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!