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Rugby star Danny Jones dies after collapsing at ground

By Ian Laybourn

A Welsh international rugby league player has died after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest during a match.

Keighley Cougars half-back Danny Jones (29), the father of five-month-old twins, collapsed after being replaced early in yesterday's League 1 match at London Skolars.

He was treated by the match doctor and paramedics at the north London ground before being taken to the Royal Free Hospital. But the Rugby Football League said last night that despite extensive efforts to resuscitate him, Jones died at the hospital.

His club paid tribute in a statement on Twitter, saying their thoughts were with his widow Liz and their children.

Jones was taken off after only four minutes of the match at the New River Stadium on White Hart Lane after apparently complaining of feeling unwell.

He was taken by road to the Royal Free and the game was abandoned.

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