Lions Hero Hibbard Knocked Himself Out, Then Got Up And Carried On

Lions Hero Hibbard Knocked Himself Out, Then Got Up And Carried On

Lions star Richard Hibbard admitted he passed out during the final Test against Australia before getting straight back up and playing on.


 

The Lions put on a phenomenal display of rugby to smash their opponents 41-16 in the deciding match and Hibbard was the epitome of the guts and glory of the side.


 

He had a sickening clash of heads with Wallabies player George Smith in the 4th minute of the game, forcing the Australian off. 


 

But just ten minutes later, Hibbard put so much energy into the scrum that he blacked out, losing consciousness while the Aussies collapsed it.


 

“I have watched that collision with Smith back on tape and I didn’t realise how bad it was,” he told the Sunday Mirror.


“I think my hair protected me. The one that felt much worse was when I passed out in the scrum.


“When I came round, I thought it was Tuesday.”


Hibbard stayed on after his loss of consciousness to help the Lions to their superb win - the first Lions tour victory for 12 years - but admitted it had taken his toll, saying every part of him still hurts from the monumental effort put in.