St Helens release statement as former coach in hospital on ventilator after accident

There are many St Helens coaches who will always be considered legends and Daniel Anderson is one of them and he will forever be beloved at St Helens.

The former Saints boss took charge mid way through 2005 and quickly developed them into being the favourites for all three trophies.

So much so, this side is often regarded as one of the best to miss out on winning the Grand Final.

They only came away with the League Leaders’ Shield in 2005 but in 2006 became only the second team to win the treble.

In fact, this team is widely regarded as the best Super League team ever and he would back that up by winning the World Club Challenge in 2007.

Furthermore, in 2007 he was 80 minutes away from a double treble winning the League Leaders’ Shield again and the Challenge Cup Final but losing to Leeds Rhinos at Old Trafford.

It would be the same case in 2008 before he returned to Australia.

Anderson currently works for Sydney Roosters as part of their recruitment team but as the new year approaches, Anderson is sadly in hospital.

In fact, the former Saints boss is even on a ventilator according to the Sydney Morning Herald who have reported that the ex-Saints boss was body surfing on the NSW Central Coast when disaster struck.

It is said that Anderson was worryingly dumped onto his neck by a big wave and that family members quickly rushed to his aid.

Anderson was rushed to Royal North Shore Hospital and is now in a stable condition.

The SMH reports Anderson is on a ventilator and being kept under supervision.

Following this news, St Helens have made a statement wishing him well on their Twitter page.

They said: “Our thoughts and prayers are with former coach Daniel Anderson following the news that he has been involved in a surfing accident over in Australia.”

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