'Sooky' Albert Hopoate credits wife for NRL return

‘Sooky’ Albert Hopoate credits wife for NRL return

NRL player Albert Hopoate recovers from kitchen burn to focus on returning to Raiders first-grade team.

Canberra Weekly

The kitchen may be too hot for burns victim Albert Hopoate to handle, but the young NRL star feels much more at home on the field.

The 23-year-old Canberra player spoke on Wednesday about the grade-two burn he suffered after a bottle of olive oil spray left in an oil trap caught fire and exploded on his arm.

"There wasn't anything I could do besides just letting it heal," he said.

"The main thing was to make sure it wasn't gonna get infected."

The centre credits his wife for his resurgence into the Raiders first-grade side after returning to the squad in round...

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