Boyd Cordner’s cousin dies after Newcastle rugby league accident


Rugby league participant Joel Darkish has died in hospital 5 days after a horrific accident on the footy discipline.

The NSWRL and John Hunter Hospital on Friday each confirmed Darkish died on Friday morning.

The 19-year-old suffered a severe head damage whereas he was making his first grade debut for Newcastle Central at St John Oval on Sunday and was rushed to the hospital for emergency mind surgical procedure.

Based on The Newcastle Herald, Darkish had been in an induced coma after an operation to alleviate stress from swelling on his mind.

Based on studies, the damage was so extreme, Darkish was seen having a seizure on the sector.

A teammate, who can be a educated firefighter, carried out CPR on Darkish earlier than paramedics arrived.

The NSWRL issued a press release to verify the heartbreaking information.

“The NSW Rugby League is saddened to listen to of the tragic passing at the moment of Central Newcastle participant Joel Darkish,” the assertion claimed.

“Joel, 19, had been in a vital situation in John Hunter Hospital since he collapsed on discipline throughout a Tooheys Newcastle Rugby League First Grade match towards Western Suburbs at St John Oval on Sunday 6 September.

“The household has requested that their privateness be revered throughout this very troublesome time.

“They’ve expressed their gratitude to the Central Newcastle Rugby League Soccer Membership, workers on the John Hunter Hospital and all those that have assisted and supported the household throughout this time.

“The Newcastle Rugby League has postponed all fixtures for this weekend out of respect for Joel and his household.

“The NSWRL and the Rugby League group lengthen their most honest condolences to Joel’s household.”

Roosters star and Kangaroos captain Boyd Cordner was earlier this week given permission to go away the membership’s biosecurity bubble to be along with his cousin and household as Darkish fought for all times.

Cordner took to social media this week, describing Darkish as: “Among the finest blokes you’ll ever meet”.

Cordner is reported to have returned to coach with Roosters teammates on Friday earlier than their Spherical 18 conflict with Newcastle on the SCG on Saturday evening.

Darkish adopted in Cordner’s foot steps all through his junior rugby league profession, enjoying for Cordner’s former membership Taree Previous Bar. He additionally went on to play within the Newcastle Knights’ U16s Harold Matthews group in 2016 alongside present Knights stars, together with Bradman Finest.

The Knights launched a press release on Friday to announce the membership has provided its help to Central Newcastle and its gamers.

Newcastle legend and soccer division boss Danny Buderus, stated: “We’re a membership with a heavy coronary heart on the information of Joel’s passing.

“The Darkish household have many pals all through our group and city, and we’re standing alongside them at the moment mourning this unimaginable loss.

“I do know the household will get all of the help they want from the tight knit group of Previous Bar within the days and weeks forward, together with your entire recreation as we unite on this tragic loss.”

Newcastle Central president Heath Anderson described the incident the place Darkish suffered the damage in entrance of household and pals watching on from the sideline as “horrible”.

“He had surgical procedure late final evening and surgical procedure once more at the moment,” Anderson advised smh.com.au on Monday.

“The benefit of Joel is he’s a tricky child from the bush and he’s good lots of people round him.”

The membership stated in a press release posted to its Fb web page on Sunday that counselling and help could be provided to all spectators that witnessed the incident.

The match between Newcastle Central and Western Suburbs was deserted following the incident 15 minutes into the second half with Wests in entrance 10-6.

The Newcastle Rugby League has additionally introduced this weekend’s fixtures have been postponed.

A GoFundMe page was established earlier this week to help Darkish’s family and friends throughout this time.