Newcastle Falcons forward Soa Otuvaka has become the latest recipient of a donation from the Professional Rugby Players Association (PRA) Benevolent Fund. This follows the discovery of a brain tumour which forced Soa to retire from rugby at just 25 years old.
During half-time at the Zurich Premiership match at Kingston Park on Saturday 25th October: Newcastle Falcons v Zurich Premiership leaders Bath. The PRA will be presenting Soa with a cheque from the Benevolent Fund on behalf of the PRA and its members. Please note that kick off is at 2.45pm and is live on Sky Sports 2.
Newcastle Falcons PRA Representative Hugh Vyvyan said, “As a squad we were extremely saddened by Soa’s situation and miss him being part of the team. He was a very popular member of the squad and is a great family man. It is very encouraging to hear that Soa’s condition is not life threatening. We hope this donation from the PRA Benevolent Fund will go some way to aiding his recovery”
Through the support of Business Partners and proceeds raised from PRA Events the Benevolent Fund supports players forced to retire from rugby through serious injury or illness. For more information on the PRA visit www.prarugby.com
For further press information on the PRA please contact:Alex Anderson on 020 8334 8304 or 07710 468190
Note to EditorsTo date the PRA has made 6 donations to former players including Sale’s Andy Blyth (Broken neck), Jarrod Cunningham of London Irish (Motor Neurone’s Disease) and to The Nick Duncombe Memorial Fund.