Mosgiel teen Joshua Clydesdale holds court for a short
time, as he is visited by members of the England rugby team
(from left) Michael Paterson, Stephen Myler and Richard
Wigglesworth on Saturday. Photo by Peter McIntosh.
When Joshua Clydesdale was rushed to Dunedin Hospital
early on Saturday, the last thing he expected to see during his
visit was several players from the England rugby team.
The 15-year-old Taieri College pupil was admitted to the
Children's Ward to receive treatment at the weekend.
Joshua said he was feeling quite poorly, even after a lot of
attention from medical staff, but when English rugby players
Richard Wigglesworth, Stephen Myler and Michael Paterson
turned up at his bedside, the smile returned to his face.
''I didn't think my day would be like this when I woke up
Despite being an avid rugby fan and All Blacks supporter,
Joshua revelled in the prestigious sporting company.
To make the day even more memorable, Joshua was given one of
the team's red and white T-shirts as a memento of the
''It's not the right colour, but it's pretty cool, them being
here,'' he said, as he tried to put the T-shirt on, with his