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Cougars statement on death of Danny Jones

Danny was much loved and highly respected by all at the club and in rugby league.

He was the life and soul in the dressing room, a natural leader, a true professional and irreplaceable.

He achieved over 1,000 points and 150 appearances for Keighley Cougars and he will be sorely missed. We are devastated.

He sadly passed away today at the age of 29 leaving his 5-month old twins, wife and family. Our hearts go out to Liz, his children and his family.

– Keighley Cougars

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Gary Verity: Tour de Yorkshire has been stunning

The chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire says the first edition of the race has been "stunning".

Gary Verity was speaking following the final stage of the race which was won by Team Sky cyclist Lars Petter Nordhaug.

Christian Prudhomme, director of the ASO, said the weekend's race had a "fragrance of the Tour de France."

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Game abandoned after serious injury to Keighley's Danny Jones

The Kingstone Press League One match between London Skolars and Keighley was abandoned after the Cougars' Welsh international Danny Jones sustained a serious injury.

Jones was hurt in the fourth minute and is thought to have collapsed Credit: Keighley Cougars

Jones was hurt in the fourth minute and is thought to have collapsed at the side of the pitch. The game, at the New River Stadium, was abandoned at half-time with Keighley leading 12-6.

A statement by the Rugby Football League read: "The RFL can confirm that Keighley Cougars player, Danny Jones, has been taken to hospital and is receiving treatment.

"The League 1 match between London Skolars and Keighley Cougars was abandoned. Our best wishes are with Danny and his family at this time."

A London Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 3.10pm today to an address on White Hart Lane.

"We sent a number of resources including London's Air Ambulance and two ambulance crews to the scene.

"The patient - a man - was in cardiac arrest.

"Extensive efforts were made to resuscitate him and he was taken by road ambulance to the Royal Free Hospital, with the air ambulance on board."

Lars Petter Nordhaug has won the first ever Tour de Yorkshire

Team Sky cyclist Lars Petter Nordhaug has won the first ever Tour de Yorkshire after three stages crossing the whole of the county.

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