Rodber comes through with flying colours
January 3, 2000
England second row Tim Rodber declared himself fighting fit following his comeback from injury in Northampton's astonishing 118-3 Tetley's Bitter Cup destruction of Nuneaton.
The England star had an operation on his knee after the Heineken Cup clash with Neath six weeks ago and was desperate to start playing again.
"It was great having a rest, but watching Newcastle here recently I was just champing at the bit, so it's great to be back," he said.
Rodber, who had half his medial cartilage taken out, felt no ill effects after his storming performance against the Jewson Two North club in the Tetley's Bitter clash.
"The leg's fine now, it's just a little bit painful from the bone bruising which I received when I sustained the injury.
I don't actually feel it when I'm running. Funnily enough I feel it when I'm walking so the coach has just told me to jog everywhere.
"I'm fit and strong and just need to get a few games under my belt. I'm looking forward to the game against Grenoble next week and would love to be picked.