Premiership star is now in remission following his cancer diagnosis

Bristol Bears back-rower Joe Batley is in remission having been diagnosed with a form of cancer back in March this year.

It was confirmed on Twitter yesterday that the 21-year-old is in remission after undergoing a course of chemotherapy to treat Hodgkin Lymphoma.



The big forward had a tumour affecting the lymphatic system.

Batley has since taken to Twitter, saying: “Massive thanks to everyone at this special club, huge support shown throughout from all the fans, coaches and players! I will be forever grateful.”


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