A file photo of the Douglas family, Chris Jake, Trish, Kane and Luke in 2009.
A file photo of the Douglas family, Chris Jake, Trish, Kane and Luke in 2009. Adam Hourigan

Mum of Wallaby Kane Douglas has stroke on plane

YAMBA'S Trish Douglas, the mother of Wallaby lock Kane Douglas has been hospitalised after she had a stroke on a plane while flying to England, according to media reports.

The Douglas family, husband Chris and brothers Luke and Jake, are also in England after the family flew to Europe to watch Kane play for the Wallabies against France on Saturday. 

The Douglas family are at the bedside of Trish in a London hospital after she had a stroke flying to Europe to watch him play in Paris.
 

The news.com.au website reported Mrs Douglas fell ill in the final hours of the journey on Friday and was taken from the plane at Heathrow to hospital, where she was placed into an induced coma.

Urged to do so by his dad Chris and brother Luke, an NRL star with Gold Coast Titans, Douglas took the field against the French and played strongly, before heading to London overnight.

Douglas' brothers Luke and Jake both flew into London as well, and it is understood Mrs Douglas' condition has improved since being hospitalised.

"Kane did very well under a difficult circumstance," coach Wallaby coach Robbie Deans said yesterday.

"He had that going on in the back of his mind. He has caught up with her now, which is good. The last report was everything was stable."

Trish and Chris Douglas are well-known to the Cronulla-Sutherland rugby league community after running the "Sharks House" for several years in Cronulla.

While Luke was playing for the Sharks, the couple would look after the youngsters who'd come from the country to the city as teenagers to play for the club.



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