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Local Rugby Union Christian Lealiifano diagnosed with Leukaemia

Discussion in 'Rugby Union' started by Great8, Aug 6, 2016.

Put it out there
  1. Great8

    Great8 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Christian Lealiifano has been diagnosed with leukaemia, really sad news and hopefully he can make a full recovery
     

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  2. robbieando

    robbieando Moderator

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    Shocking news to hear. Hope also that he makes a full recovery
     
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  3. AuckMel

    AuckMel Kiwi_Power

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    Heard this today. Terrible news. Good luck with his treatment.
     
  4. chibimatty

    chibimatty Club Legend

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    Some good news in the world of rugby finally, after a shit week

    Christian Lealiifano in remission and cancer free

    after coming out other side of leukaemia battle

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    ACT Brumbies co-captain Christian Lealiifano has vowed to return to the field after reportedly going into remission, six months after being diagnosed with leukaemia.

    He was receiving treatment in Melbourne and Saturday is 100 days since his successful bone-marrow transplant.

    “I had some really dark days where things got tough and all those negative thoughts come into your mind, the ‘why me’ and ‘should I just give up’ type stuff, but to be able to come out the other side of that has been quite an amazing thing,” he told Fairfax Media.

    “It’s an absolute blessing to be able to do what we do for a living so I appreciate that more now and life in general.”

    He says he will spend this season doing some part-time coaching work with the Brumbies, but wants to add to his 117 Super Rugby caps and 19 Tests.

    “I'm such a student of the game and I love learning and picking up little things and trying to improve my game while I'm not playing,” he said.
     
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