Jones dies after cardiac arrest

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Published: Sunday 3rd May 2015 by The News Editor

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Keighley Cougars half-back Danny Jones has died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest during his club’s League 1 match at London Skolars, the Rugby Football League has announced.

Jones, a Wales international who was 29, collapsed after being replaced early in the match and was treated by the match doctor and paramedics at the ground before being taken to the Royal Free Hospital. Despite extensive efforts to resuscitate him, Jones passed away at the hospital.

RFL chief operating offficer Ralph Rimmer said: “It is always devastating when someone so young dies in these circumstances.

“Danny was a popular and talented rugby league player, having played at the highest level with the Wales national team and over 12 seasons for Keighley Cougars and Halifax.”

Published: Sunday 3rd May 2015 by The News Editor

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