Tackle leads to broken leg


Tapawera teacher and amateur photographer Susan Fenemor has taken some great shots over the years but last Saturday she captured one moment that she wished never happened.

Susan, who often has her photos published in the Waimea Weekly, was photographing the division two club rugby game between Tapawera and Rangers at Upper Moutere. She was in perfect position as her son Jonathan raced towards the try line but as well as capturing a match-winning try, she photographed the exact moment when he broke his leg.

“I was clicking for the try and of course I had about 10 shots before and couple afterwards.” Susan says. “But I didn’t realise what had happened until a team-mate tried to help him up and it was clear that things weren’t right”

Once it was apparent Jonathan was injured, Susan says the team manager, who is a trained first aider ran on to help out. She also went over to the deadball line to see that he was alright.

Susan says Jonathan had surgery with a rod and screws being inserted in Nelson Hospital on on Sunday.