Poole fans sent their collective birthday wishes down to the Gold Coast but the best present of all for Darcy Ward will have been the news that his beloved Poole Pirates ended Wolverhampton's unbeaten start to the season, with a 51-39 victory.
Kyle Newman has been ruled out of Poole's match at Wolverhampton this evening after being admitted to hospital late last night.
Wolverhampton head to Dorset on Wednesday night as the only Elite league club still with a 100% record after their 20 point mauling over a Poole side that relied far too heavily on skipper Hans Andersen.
Chris Holder's 2016 World Championship title assault began with a rostrum finish in Krsko, Slovenia.
WEDNESDAY evening’s scheduled Elite League match at the Adrian Flux Arena between King’s Lynn and Poole has been postponed because of a waterlogged track. A new date will be announced in due course.
Bjarne Pedersen, Poole's second all-time highest points scorer is on his way back to the Dorset club and will make his first Pirates appearance since 3rd September 2014 when he guested for Darcy Ward, on Wednesday night when the Pirates visit King's Lynn
Poole and Plymouth rider Kyle Newman has been admitted to hospital and will be out of action for at least a week.
Poole's promising young Australian Brady Kurtz has been ruled out of this evening's trip to Coventry (7.30pm) after being struck down with a flu bug.
Poole ReadyPower Pirates saw a brght, encouraging start to this meeting finish in heart-break in the most dramatic of circumstances as Chris Harris saved the day for the home side.
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