Warrington Wolves skipper doubted his future after injury sustained chasing joy riders

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ADRIAN Morley has revealed how his 2012 season came close to being derailed – by a pair of joyriders.

The Wolves skipper makes the admission in his explosive autobiography Moz, which is launched today and released nationwide on Monday.

Morley is set to play for England against France in the autumn series final tomorrow at the end of a campaign in which he helped Warrington to their third Challenge Cup triumph in four years.

Yet he feared he may have to quit the game after a car crash earlier this season, while he was sidelined because of a shoulder injury.

“A car ploughed straight into the side of us,” he reveals in Moz.

“I went into autopilot. I asked how everyone was, got out of the car, assessed the damage – both doors were caved in – and went over to the car that had bulleted straight into us.

“There were two lads inside, who were 20. Maybe 21. I asked if they were okay. I walked back to get my phone. ‘Aje!’

“I turned to see my brother, Chris, dart from my passenger seat. Ahead of him, I could see the two lads – they had done a runner. Without thinking, I took off after them.

“Chris and I were both wearing tuxedos and smart black shoes, but we still got up to a decent pace.

“They detoured to the left, leaping over a fence into a back garden. I followed them. I leapt, cleared the top, and landed on the ground. And that’s when I knew I was in trouble.

“My heel landed awkwardly, an instant ache that told me something wasn’t right. I surrendered the chase.

“The following day, I told Tony (Smith) my heel wasn’t right. I’d stumbled while running. I left out the bit about me being dressed in a tuxedo.”

Morley recovered in time for the Magic game against Widnes but his latest setback, so soon after his eye problem, led to him debate  retirement.

“All of a sudden, I started doubting myself, thinking ‘Am I too old? Am I past it?’ ” he writes.

                                                                                         

**Morley's autobiography, Moz, features a foreword from Manchester United star Ryan Giggs and contributions from league greats including Ellery Hanley, Jamie Peacock, Matt King and Ricky Stuart.

Morley will be signing copies at:

Waterstones, Trafford Centre -- Saturday Nov 10, 4pm

Warrington Wolves Club Shop -- Monday Nov 12, 12pm

**Don’t miss next week’s Warrington Guardian for a detailed extract about Wolves’ 2009 Wembley triumph.

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9:44am Sun 11 Nov 12

Casual Postman of Orford says...

No wonder they darted! I wouldn't want Mozza chasing after me! Shame he didn't have Kevin Penny in the car with him!
No wonder they darted! I wouldn't want Mozza chasing after me! Shame he didn't have Kevin Penny in the car with him! Casual Postman of Orford

10:02pm Sun 11 Nov 12

Cheap Mower says...

Casual Postman of Orford wrote:
No wonder they darted! I wouldn't want Mozza chasing after me! Shame he didn't have Kevin Penny in the car with him!
Yep kevin penny running at them really would have **** them up wouldnt it . . . .
[quote][p][bold]Casual Postman of Orford[/bold] wrote: No wonder they darted! I wouldn't want Mozza chasing after me! Shame he didn't have Kevin Penny in the car with him![/p][/quote]Yep kevin penny running at them really would have **** them up wouldnt it . . . . Cheap Mower

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