Super League release statement as ex-St Helens coach in hospital on ventilator

There are many Super League coaches who will always be considered legends of the competition and ex-St Helens boss Daniel Anderson is one of those 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.

Super League, the competition Anderson somewhat dominated from 2005-08, have released a statement wishing Anderson well.

They said: “Our thoughts and well wishes are with Daniel Anderson and his loved ones.”

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