Gold Coast Titans NRL 2017: Leivaha Pulu near death experience, appendicitis

ONE of the heroes of the Titans’ upset win over the Sharks has revealed how close he was to death before an emergency medical procedure saved him — just four weeks before returning to the field.

Leivaha Pulu was excellent in his 41 minutes on the field against Cronulla, setting up a try for Joe Greenwood, but less than a month earlier he was lying on a hospital bed wondering why he was in such excruciating pain.

Out for a walk to the park with his two kids, Pulu was suddenly struck with intense abdominal pains and took himself straight to hospital just in the nick of time to ensure the consequences of acute appendicitis weren’t dire.

He told his story to NRL.com after make an extraordinarily quick recovery to be available for Saturday night’s win.

“It came as a shock,” Pulu said.

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