Symonds wrestles with rugby league giant
Andrew Symonds stepped into a training session with the Brisbane Broncos rugby league team and left with some not-so-gentle reminders of why cricket was a safer career choice. AAP’s Wayne Heming reports Symonds plans to attend a few more sessions in preparation for the Twenty20 World Championship in September.
"Hopefully this will help condition me,” he said. “It's a bit of fun and it's a bit different. You don't realise how skilful and strong these blokes are.''
Symonds considered switching to rugby league in 2003 but stayed with cricket and has become a key member of the one-day team. “For longevity in life, I think I picked the right sport.''
Peter English is former Australasia editor of ESPNcricinfo