By Daniel Piotrowski for Daily Mail Australia
Published: 06:55 BST, 11 September 2020 | Updated: 07:24 BST, 11 September 2020
A young rugby league prospect who is the cousin of Sydney Roosters captain Boyd Cordner has died after collapsing on a footy field at the weekend.
Joel Dark, 19, collapsed last Sunday after suffering a head knock in a tackle during his debut game for Newcastle Central in the local league's first grade competition.
Mr Dark suffered a seizure. A fellow player gave him CPR and he was taken to John Hunter Hospital where he was in a critical condition for five days and died on Friday.
He would have turned 20 at the weekend, reports claimed.
Rugby league officials have confirmed that Joel Dark (pictured) died on Friday, days after collapsing on the footy field
Dark is the cousin of Sydney Roosters, NSW and