Quirk-y effort helps injured

Wagga’s first Olympic gold medallist Alicia Quirk has come to the aid of an injured teammate during the first leg of the Australia’s world series defence in Dubai.

Alicia Quirk straps up teammate Brooke Anderson's knee in the world series at Dubai.

Alicia Quirk straps up teammate Brooke Anderson's knee in the world series at Dubai.

Quirk, who is a physiotherapist graduate, helped strap teammate Brooke Anderson’s injured knee in the win over USA.

Drastic measures were called for when Anderson and Tiana Penitani were injured in the same play and Penitani’s more serious injury was being dealt with by the team physio.

Anderson recovered to play out the game.

The Pearls have won its first four games in the first leg of the world series.

They defeated South Africa 38-5, Russia 20-7 before coming through a close clash with the USA 19-10 to book their quarter-final berth.

That proved to be easy picking, coming away with a massive 42-0 win over France on Friday to set up a semi-final clash with England.

All finals are being broadcast on Fox Sports this weekend.

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