Keighley issued a statement saying: "Danny was much loved and highly respected by all at the club and in rugby league."He was the life and soul in the dressing room, a natural leader, a true professional and irreplaceable.Wigan forward Ben Flower, a team-mate during the 2013 World Cup, led the tributes.Wales RL tweeted: "All at Wales #rugbyleague would like to send our condolences to the family and friends of Danny Jones after his sad passing today." A spokesman for the players' association League 13 said: "Our deepest sympathy and condolences go to the family of Danny Jones tonight." Jones, who leaves a wife, Liz, and five-month-old twins, was described as the "life and soul of the dressing room".Our hearts go out to Liz, his children and his family." Jones is the second rugby league player in just over six years to die after collapsing during a match."He achieved over 1,000 points and 150 appearances for Keighley Cougars and he will be sorely missed."He sadly passed away today at the age of 29, leaving his five-month-old twins and wife and family.
Jones, a Wales international who was 29, collapsed after being replaced early in the match and was treated by the match doctor and paramedics at the ground before being taken to the Royal Free Hospital.Despite extensive efforts to resuscitate him, Jones passed away at the hospital.