NRL News | The mole: Former NRL legend ‘Frank The Tank’ fights for life after complications from COVID Bulldogs Panthers Kiwi Test Frank Pritchard

Former Bulldogs, Panthers and Kiwi Test star Frank Pritchard is in the hospital on New Year’s Eve, fighting for his life.

One of the game’s most damaging ball-runners of the 2000s, the man known as “Frank The Tank”, is on life support as a result of complications from COVID-19.

It is believed that he has a collapsed lung and other major health problems due to the virus.

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The 38-year-old Pritchard was born in Sydney to Samoan and Kiwi parents.

He played more than 100 games for both the Panthers and Bulldogs as well as staying with Hull FC in England and Parramatta.

He played 27 Tests for New Zealand and eight for Samoa before retiring at the end of 2017.

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