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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 13, Issue 4 (July 1, 1938.)

The “Pocket Battleship” in Dock

The “Pocket Battleship” in Dock.

Popular New Zealand Rugby representative, B. S. (“Joey”) Sadler, who earned the name of the “Pocket Battleship” for his gallant play while abroad with the All Blacks of 1935, has had several operations in an effort to repair the injured leg he sustained while playing a club match shortly before the trial matches last season. A delicate operation, necessitating the cutting and rejoining of nerves in the leg, was performed in May, and Sadler's legion of friends hopes that a complete recovery will be effected. Rumour hath it that Sadler is to join the Air Force.