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Ospreys hooker Ifan Phillips seriously injured in Swansea motorbike collision

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Ospreys hooker Ifan Phillips has been involved in a serious road traffic accident.

The 25-year-old is the son of Neath rugby legend Kevin Phillips

South Wales Police are appealing for more information about the collision on the B4603 Morfa Road involving a Triumph street scrambler and a Kawasaki motorbike.

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In a statement, the Ospreys said: “The Ospreys can confirm hooker Ifan Phillips was involved in a serious road traffic accident in Swansea on Sunday afternoon and is now being treated at Morriston Hospital.

“Ifan is in a stable condition and he is uppermost in the thoughts of all of us at the Ospreys.

“On behalf of his team-mates, coaches, staff, all Ospreys supporters and the rugby community, we want to extend our full support to Ifan, his family and his friends.

“The family are overwhelmed and very grateful for the support they have received in the last few days.

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“The Ospreys request that Ifan and his family are given privacy at this difficult time.”

South Wales Police issued a statement appealing for more information about the collision: “Officers are appealing for witnesses following a serious road traffic collision that occurred at around 1.38pm on Sunday, December 5, 2021, on the B4603, Morfa Road, Landore, Swansea, opposite Landore Social Club.

“The collision involved two motorcycles, a green Triumph Street Scrambler and a Kawasaki. One rider was taken to hospital where he remains and is being treated for life-changing injuries.

“The road was closed for a number of hours whilst investigations continued and we thank anyone affected during this time for their patience.

“We would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the collision or has dashcam footage, anyone who stopped to provide assistance, or anyone who saw the motorcycles prior to the collision.”

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People are asked to contact police online, by emailing SWP101@south-wales.police.uk or by phoning 101 quoting reference 424657 if they have more information about the collision.

(Lead image: WRU)

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