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RFU chief hospitalised

NEWS: Rugby Football Union (RFU) confirmed that Chief Executive Bill Sweeney has been admitted to the hospital.

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RFU revealed that Sweeney will take time off work in the coming weeks having been hospitalised on Friday.

Sweeney is being treated for a pulmonary embolism, known as a blood clot,  but is expected to make a full recovery.

“Bill is expected to make a full recovery and return to work, he is in good spirits and is being well looked after,” read an RFU statement released on Tuesday.

“Bill will be recuperating for the next few weeks; initially in hospital but returning home soon.

“In the interim, the RFU executive team will ensure Union matters continue to be managed effectively working closely with Tom Ilube, RFU Chair, and the rest of the board as needed.

“Bill would like to convey his strongest possible appreciation for the NHS who perform such incredible work.”

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