Young Voyors Rhys Walsh said he lost 4kg and spent two nights in hospital with a swollen liver before defeating the Voyors from the Dragons on Saturday with a score of 24-18.
Walsh explained how much the disease affected his boys, especially in the second half
where he struggled with seizures
“I felt I lacked energy, and it was hard,” Walsh said stuff.co.nz.
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“I was in the hospital two nights earlier in the week and it definitely affected my body.
“I feel like this is what I need to go through, probably mentally.
“My liver was a little swollen, there was a little fluid around it,” he added.
“They said it was an infection, so I was in the hospital on Saturday and Sunday, coming out on Monday morning.”
Although the 19-year-old decided to overcome the pain, he admitted it affected his work.
“I lost 4kg and you could see that in the second half I contracted for about 30 minutes, I just couldn’t find my legs,” he said.
“But I guess it’s a mental issue, I just need to go through things like that.”