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Last Updated: Saturday, 6 August 2005, 12:54 GMT 13:54 UK
Angry Millward wants ban on studs
Harrison Hansen

Wigan coach Ian Millward has called for a ban on "razor-blade studs" after Harrison Hansen was left with an ugly leg injury after the win over Salford.

The 19-year-old was helped off in the first half and needed stitches in the wound caused by one of the studs.

"He's got a great big hole in his leg caused by those blades players use now on the soles of their boots - they should all be banned," he said.

"Rugby's tough enough without people having razor blades on their feet."

Millward said it was not the first time his team had had problems with them this season.

"Jerry Seuseu had a similar injury earlier in the season, and the authorities have got to have a look at it," he said.

But he admitted some of his own players wore them, and said that as long as they were still legal, he would not stop them wearing them.

"A few of our players wear them, and I won't be stopping them as long as it's legal. But I would like to see them banned," he said.


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