An arm wrestling stunt on last night’s NRL version of the Footy Show has gone horribly awry as one of the contestants had his arm reportedly broken and the bicep muscle torn away.
The segment featured former NRL players Wendell Sailor and Ben Ross arm wrestling. However, not long into the tussle viewers were treated to an alarming crack and Ben Ross soon writhing around the studio in pain.
Warning: not for the squeamish.
Someone is heard to scream at the moment, “Fuck, his arm is snapped in half”. On top of Ross’ screams of agony, Wendell Sailor is also seen to be very visibly upset.
Host of the program, Paul Vautin, quickly realised something was awry and went straight to a commercial break. Ross was rushed immediately to hospital by ambulance and his condition this morning is still unclear. However, there has been news reports that Ross had suffered a fractured arm.
Ross, however, has tweeted from Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital this morning, “Thanks for everyone’s messages of concern and also wishes. Will know full extent of the break etc soon”.
Speaking on Channel Seven’s Sunrise program this morning, Wendell Sailor said: “I’m not a doctor or a physio. When it went I thought he might’ve just pulled a tendon. I felt so bad … it was terrible. I know he’s got a three-year-old daughter.”
He said that the injury can be quite common in arm-wrestling circles. Quoting an arm wrestling judge, Sailor said: “He said it’s one of those common occurrence that happens in arm wrestling. Think about it, you get in there and you’re arm wrestling, pushing different ways and angles. He lent his whole body weight onto it.”
A Channel Nine spokesman has been quoted as saying: ““It was all done properly … it was just an unfortunate accident.”
Looking to entice a more progressive audience into the Coopers family, Australia’s largest independent brewery has released a limited edition Hazy IPA. The product has launched via a national OOH and digital campaign in collaboration with Melbourne creative agency, TABOO. TABOO is behind the exciting new illustrative can design, inspired by the Australian landscape. The […]
Ben & Jerry’s has unveiled their latest limited-edition flavour: Unfudge our Future, to urge Australia’s leaders to tackle climate change by making fossil fuels history. The launch aligns with the Federal Government’s preparation of a history-making economic reboot in the upcoming October Budget, with Ben & Jerry’s joining forces with 350.org Australia and the Climate […]
BRITA Australia is today proud to reveal its latest national campaign, ‘Get Your Jugs Out’, starring Australian comedian, Celeste Barber. The quirky campaign encourages Australians to make the switch from bottled water to great tasting filtered tap water, using a BRITA filter jug at home, with the creative brought to life with Celeste’s cheeky, yet relatable sense of humour.
Twitter is saying ‘bye to the reply guys’, allowing users to control who can reply to their Tweets. ‘Reply guys’ have long been an issue on the social media app, where users (often anonymous) frequently comment on posts in an annoying, condescending or otherwise unsolicited manner. Twitter first put these users on notice in May […]
The Virtual Conference Network, an Australian-founded disruptive alternative to video conferencing, has today launched to provide risk mitigation, improved flexibility, new post-event revenue streams, and optimal cost-effectiveness to conference organisers, business leaders and peak bodies. With over 20 years of first-hand experience with the high-risk and costly ways of delivering traditional conferences, co-founders Alex Paine […]
Medallia has appointed Heather Paterson as its new ANZ country manager to drive further growth across Australia and New Zealand. With a strong sales performance and leadership background, Paterson joins Medallia as ANZ country manager following more than seven years with leading SaaS financial technology provider, Intralinks, where she was most recently director for Asia […]
Integral Ad Science (IAS) today announced the launch of “Channel Science”, an industry-leading partnership between Channel Factory and IAS. The Channel Science solution helps advertisers to leverage both companies’ technologies through a single product to ensure their YouTube campaigns are brand-safe, brand-suitable, and performance-optimized. More than ever before, advertisers are searching for ways to streamline their media buying and improve […]