Rugby player dies after heart attack

2015-05-04 08:06
heart attack

London - A Welsh international rugby league player has died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest during a club game.

The Rugby Football League says Danny Jones was playing for northern English club Keighley Cougars when he collapsed after being replaced early in Sunday's League 1 match at London Skolars.

The 29-year-old Jones was treated by paramedics at the ground before being taken to a hospital where he died.

RFL chief operating officer Ralph Rimmer says "it is always devastating when someone so young dies in these circumstances. Danny was a popular and talented rugby league player."

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