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Injured York rugby player's mother flies to bedside

The mother of a rugby union player who is critically ill after an altercation during a match is being flown from Fiji to be by his bedside.

Tuui Radrava suffered a brain injury in an incident at the game between York Railway Institute and Doncaster Thornensians on Saturday in York.

Radrava, 30, was playing for the York side when he was hurt during the on-field incident just before half-time.

He remains in a critical condition in Leeds General Infirmary.

North Yorkshire Police, who are investigating the incident, have given no further details about how Redrava came to be injured.

Spectator appeal

In a statement on its website, his club said: "Tuui suffered a serious brain injury and is currently sedated in Leeds General Infirmary, the next week will be critical in his progress.

"The club prides itself on being a family and so the thoughts of all at R.I. are with him and his immediate family who are by his bedside.

"Tuui's mother is being flown from Fiji and the club will do everything it can to make the situation easier for them."

North Yorkshire Police have urged spectators at the match to contact York CID.

York Railway Institute officials who were at the match said they did not want to comment during the police investigation.

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