Match abandoned after player suffers cardiac arrest

Keighley's Danny Jones
Jones is in his second spell at Keighley and has also had a spell with Halifax

Keighley Cougars rugby league player Danny Jones has been taken to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest during a League 1 game at London Skolars.

London Ambulance said it sent an air ambulance and two crews "to a patient in cardiac arrest" at the ground at 15:10 BST on Sunday.

"Extensive efforts were made to resuscitate him," a spokesperson added.

The match was abandoned in the 16th minute and Welsh international Jones, 29, is receiving treatment in hospital.

The Rugby Football League confirmed in a statement that Jones was taken to hospital and added: "Our best wishes are with Danny and his family at this time."

Keighley were leading 12-6 at the New River Stadium in White Hart Lane when the match was abandoned.

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