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26th Feb 2016

REPORT: Australian rugby star James O’Connor suffers heart attack on team bus

We wish him a speedy recovery

Darragh Murphy

Worrying news emerged from France on Friday afternoon.

It has been reported that 25-year-old James O’Connor suffered a heart attack on Sunday as his Toulon side returned from their Top 14 victory over Oyonnax.

O’Connor, who signed for the European Cup holders last year, is expected to be out of action for the foreseeable future according to the report from French outlet Var-Martin.

It’s claimed that team-mate Mamuka Gorgodze offered initial treatment to O’Connor, a utility back who has 44 caps for Australia, before he was taken to Saint-Anne hospital upon return to Toulon.

Toulon have yet to issue a definitive return date but it’s expected that he will to be out of action for a considerable length of time.