18 Jan 2013

Parramatta's Jon Mannah dies at 23

2:35 pm on 18 January 2013

The Parramatta Eels National Rugby League player Jon Mannah has died after a long battle with cancer.

The 23-year-old younger brother of New South Wales State of Origin prop Tim Mannah was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2009.

Jon Mannah played 24 games for Cronulla before linking with his brother at the Eels.

But he had a recent relapse for which he underwent chemotherapy, ending his chances of playing top-level league again.