Welsh rugby in state of mourning as Danny Jones dies from cardiac arrest during game 6 years ago

Welsh rugby in state of mourning as Danny Jones dies from cardiac arrest during game

The Rugby League community is mourning the loss of Danny Jones.

The Keighley Cougars player has died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest during a game.

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The 29-year-old Welsh international collapsed after being replaced during the League 1 game at London Skolars on Sunday. The match was abandoned after 16 minutes with Keighley leading 12-6.

The father of five-month-old twins was treated by paramedics at the ground before being swiftly taken to hospital, where he later passed on.

Rugby Football League chief operating officer Ralph Rimmer offered his condolences to the Jones family.

"The rugby league community will mourn his loss and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Danny's family and friends at this incredibly sad time."

"The rugby league community will mourn his loss and I wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Danny's family and friends at this incredibly sad time.

"The family, friends and team mates of Danny are currently and will continue to be supported by the RFL Benevolent Fund and Sporting Chance."

"We would ask that the privacy of the Jones family, players and Keighley Cougars staff be respected."

Hat-tip to BBC