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Miracle at South Sydney: Nathan Merritt’s Incredible Journey to Recovery

Former South Sydney superstar Nathan Merritt is currently engaged in a fierce battle for his life after being admitted to the hospital on Friday afternoon. Merritt, who was found in critical condition, was rushed to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Campertown.

The 40-year-old athlete is currently on life support, with his condition being described as worrisome.

Nathan Merritt was one of the brightest and most beloved players in modern-day Southern Sydney, having played 218 matches from 2002 to 2014, scoring an impressive 146 tries during his career. His 219 appearances for the oldest club in the league marked him as the most successful try-scorer in the history of the Rabbitohs.

Merritt began his career with the Cronulla Sharks, spending two seasons there before moving on to achieve his remarkable career milestone. His 154 career tries remain the highest by a significant margin.

Redfern’s own product, Merritt, was the league’s top try-scorer in both 2006 and 2011, cementing his legacy as a South Sydney legend. His remarkable journey came to an end with a wooden spoon alongside the team in Southern Sydney.

Merritt also represented City Origin and Indigenous All-Stars and earned a cap for New South Wales in 2013.

Following his retirement from the NRL, Merritt remained active in the sport and played for Corrimal Cougars last week.

The rugby league community is closely watching the situation, sending thoughts and prayers to Nathan Merritt and his family as he fights for his life.

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