York & North Yorkshire

Three arrested over injury at York rugby union match

Three rugby union players have been arrested in connection with an altercation during a match which left another player critically injured.

Tuui Radrava, 30, suffered a brain injury at the game between York Railway Institute and Doncaster Thornensians on Saturday in York.

Police said the three men were aged 19, 21 and 23, and played for Doncaster Thornensians.

Radrava was playing for the York side when he was hurt just before half-time.

North Yorkshire Police said he remained in a critical condition in Leeds General Infirmary.

Spectator appeal

His mother is being flown from Fiji to be by his bedside.

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.

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