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Offline MagiC~*

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O.P. « 2009-Feb-22, 06:12 PM »
Former league star injured in crashedFebruary 22, 2009 - 5:39PM
Former rugby league Test and State of Origin player Dale Shearer is in critical condition in hospital after a crash on the Sunshine Coast.

Police on Sunday confirmed a 43-year-old man had been hurt in an accident at Peregian Springs just after 11pm (AEST) on Saturday.

The Queenslander was in hospital in a critical condition with non life-threatening injuries at the Royal Brisbane Hospital.

It is believed he rolled his car, and has head and chest injuries.

Shearer's Wikipedia site said the crash came one year after the death from cancer of his wife Delyse

Probably deserves it's own thread,

Very sad news, lost his wife 12 months ago to cancer and now this, feel for the family and especially the children  :(

Hope he makes a full recovery

Dale and his wife have owned horses with my old man for many years and they where lovely people and Dale a bit of a larikan but a true character.

Fingers crossed

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« 2009-Feb-22, 06:21 PM Reply #1 »
Police pursuit, and fighting for life  says TV news.......can't be critically injured without life in danger !

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« 2009-Feb-22, 06:25 PM Reply #2 »
FORMER Queensland State of Origin star Dale Shearer, 43, is fighting for his life after a high-speed car crash.
Shearer's Porsche failed to take the roundabout on the Sunshine Motorway at Peregian Springs on Queensland's Sunshine Coast about 11pm and crashed into a culvert.

He was airlifted to the Royal Brisbane Hospital with ``life-threatening'' injuries, according to police.

He remains in a critical condition.

The incident comes one year after Shearer's wife Delyse died of cancer aged 39. Shearer has two teenage sons.

The former Manly star played 20 Tests for Australia.

He played 26 Origin matches for Queensland between 1985 and 1996, scoring a record 12 tries for the Maroons.

He is currently involved with the Coolum Colts Rugby League Club on the Sunshine Coast.

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« 2009-Feb-22, 06:26 PM Reply #3 »
Unreal, was thinking about him when this won at The Meadows last night   :o

3   ROWDY  22.80 3.40   
6   CRACKED ICE   2.20   
2   WHO TOLD HELEN   1.70

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« 2009-Feb-22, 06:53 PM Reply #4 »
Shocking news...Wasn't he a great fullback.....specially  for the mighty Queensland Maroons....  :noteworthy: ....

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« 2009-Feb-22, 06:55 PM Reply #5 »
Shocking news...Wasn't he a great fullback.....specially  for the mighty Queensland Maroons....  :noteworthy: ....

Mainly played wing and centre for Maroons

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« 2009-Feb-22, 07:09 PM Reply #6 »
Mainly played wing and centre for Maroons

yes but mostly at fullback mate.... ;)

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« 2009-Feb-22, 07:13 PM Reply #7 »
Career At the age of 18, Dale Shearer caught the attention of many people during his time at the Queensland club, Sarina Crocodiles in the Winfield State League with some impressive performances. He was a member of Mackay's second successful Foley Shield team in 1984, as well as representing Queensland in the match against New Zealand. Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles coach Bob Fulton was quick to sign him before anyone else in 1985. He made his test debut for the Kangaroos in 1986, and later in that year went on to represent Australia on their tour of England and France. He again toured with the Kangaroos squad four years later against England and France. Shearer also played 14 games in the championship-winning Widnes team in England for the 1987/88 season.

Dale Shearer was a member of the Manly premiership winning side in 1987, but his time at the Manly club went sour when he took them to court in 1989, requesting to be released from his contract after a bitter dispute. He failed to win the court case but an agreement was made to let Shearer join the Brisbane Broncos in 1990.

Despite being the Broncos' top point-scorer for the 1990 season, Shearer was not happy with Brisbane either, and at the end of the 1991 season he moved to the struggling Gold Coast Seagulls. Shearer's Australian test career seemed to be over after a poor match against New South Wales in Melbourne in 1991. However, he fought his way back into the Queensland State of Origin side and was selected for Australia's three test series against New Zealand in 1993. He proved his critics wrong and was one of the stand out players in the three test series. That year he was also named man-of-the-match in the third State of Origin match. Shearer took the record for most tries scored by one player in State of Origin history. He played out the rest of his football career at the North Queensland Cowboys before a teary final exit from the sport in 1998.

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« 2009-Feb-22, 07:17 PM Reply #8 »
(Manly 1985-89) 86 games - 45t, 5g, 1fg (191pts).
(Brisbane 1990-91) 27 games - 15t, 48g (156pts).
(G'Coast 1992-94) 33 games - 3t, 17g, 2fg (48pts).
(Sth Qld 1995-96) 10 games – 5t, 1fg (21pts).
(Easts 1997) 11 games – 2t (8pts).
(Nth Qld 1998) 13 games – 2t, 2g (12pts).
(Qld 1985-96) 26 games - 12t, 9g (66pts).
(Australia 1986-93) 20 Tests - 12t, 6g (60pts).
Versatile backline player proved his value at fullback, wing and centre at Test, state and with several clubs during an eventful career.
Shearer came to Manly from Sarina, near Mackay in Nth Qld, in 1985 and after a strong start to the season made his State of Origin debut as a winger.
In 1986 he played his first Test (against NZ) and toured with the Kangaroos at year’s end.
On tour, Shearer scored 12 tries in 13 matches and played in two Tests against Great Britain and two against France.
He also played for Widnes in 1987, the year Manly won the premiership, but despite four Test appearances during the next two years his relationship with the Sea Eagles soured.
In 1989 Shearer was at the centre of legal action when he took up club secretary Doug Daley's alleged offer for any player to quit the club if they were unhappy, only to be told that the offer had been revoked.
Coach Graham Lowe released him from his contract and although Shearer had a mixed year with the Broncos, he appeared in all 7 Tests that year which included a second Kangaroo Tour.
His form in Australia's 24-8 loss to NZ in Melbourne in 1991 was well below par and it at first appeared that his international career may be over.
Released by Brisbane due to salary cap restrictions, Shearer signed with the G'Coast in 1992 and despite a knee injury threatening to end his career, he was one of Qld's best players at fullback in the State of Origin series.
He was selected as a centre in the Australian Test teams against Great Britain but was ruled unfit before each of the three matches.
The following year Shearer again starred for Qld and was Australia's fullback in three Tests against NZ.
An inconsistent performer at club level, G'Coast got little value from him in 1994 and he proved to be one of the modern game's most fickle 'guns for hire' when he signed on with the Sth Qld Crushers for their debut season in 1995.
However, Shearer showed that he was not a spent force when he scored a hat-trick of tries against P'matta in his first match after a nine-month lay-off through injury.
Shearer proved his experience when selected in a nondescript Qld side in 1995 at the height of Super League defections and was a late call-up to his State at five-eighth in 1996.
After a season with Easts, Shearer was enjoying good form with his sixth club when he was sacked for disciplinary reasons by Nth Qld midway through the 1998 season.


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« 2009-Feb-24, 12:13 AM Reply #9 »
Dale Shearer condition improving

By Sophie Elsworth and Anna Caldwell

February 24, 2009 12:00am
THE family of former rugby league great Dale Shearer rallied at his bedside yesterday while he remained in intensive care after crashing his Porsche.

Doctors at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital told Shearer's family, including sons Jesse, 17 and Jakson, 14, they were pleased with his progress.

Meanwhile, police from the Sunshine Coast forensic crash unit continued investigations into the crash at Peregian Springs, that came a year after Shearer lost his wife Delyse to breast cancer.

It is believed Shearer failed to negotiate a roundabout on Saturday night and crashed his silver Porsche 4WD into a culvert, leaving him with neck and internal injuries.

Police have claimed Shearer may have accelerated to about 160km/h allegedly after spotting a police car on the Sunshine Motorway about 11pm.

Yesterday police analysed tyre marks at the scene of the crash but would not reveal whether blood taken from Shearer had shown an alcohol content above the legal limit.

"Investigations will continue at this stage,'' a police spokesman said.

Shearer's youngest sister Janelle Rowswell said her family was ``upset'' and unsure of what caused the crash.

"We are not interested in talking or speculating about what caused the accident or anything like that, we just want to worry about Dale getting better,'' she said.

"At this time we don't really want to talk to anyone until we know for sure what is going on.

"Dale's stable and the doctors are happy with his progress.''

Former Queensland and Australian teammates yesterday spoke of their shock at the battle faced by Shearer following the accident.

Former Australian halfback Allan Langer played in a charity match with Shearer late last year to raise money for research into breast cancer.

"It's very sad and hopefully everything comes good,'' Langer said.

"After the suffering their two boys had with the loss of their mother, surely they will have a bit more luck with their dad. I hope so anyway.''

Former Queensland origin teammate Mal Meninga said he hoped Shearer made a full recovery and was able to watch his boys grow into men.

"I feel for `Rowdy' and his family. Obviously after losing their mum the boys would not want anything to happen to their dad,'' he said.

Steve Walters described Shearer as a "natural footballer''.

"He thrived in the big match atmosphere,'' Walters said.

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« 2009-May-05, 02:36 AM Reply #10 »
Halo is a reminder of Dale Shearer's miracle

WEARING a bulky black metal halo to support his neck and spine, this is the first picture of rugby league great Dale Shearer since the horror road crash that almost claimed his life.

The former Australian and Queensland star yesterday arrived at his Sunshine Coast home at Peregian Springs wearing the distinctive device attached to his skull by metal pins that extend at least 20cm from his head.

Yet despite receiving severe neck, spine and internal injuries in the crash, the blue singlet and boardshort-wearing Shearer looked fit yesterday.

Shearer was accompanied by one of his two teenage sons as he arrived home in a blue station wagon driven by a unnamed female.

He told The Daily Telegraph he was "good" but remains unable to move his neck and his head movements are also restricted by the halo.

"I don't want to say anything at this stage," he said.

Shearer is undergoing intensive rehabilitation and it could be months before he makes a full recovery.

The 43-year-old spent three months in hospital after crashing his luxury 4WD Porsche on Queensland's Sunshine Motorway on February 21.

Police allege the State of Origin star had hit speeds of up to 160km/h moments before the accident after spotting a police car about 11pm.

Police said a blood sample was taken from Shearer after the crash but no charges had been laid.

The crash happened almost a year after his wife Delyse died after a battle with breast cancer.

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« 2009-Jul-15, 02:07 AM Reply #11 »
Appeared to be ok at QLD Origin training today   emthup

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« 2009-Jul-15, 03:47 AM Reply #12 »
Appeared to be ok at QLD Origin training today   emthup
What position have they got him at now!!!!!