Messages of support have flowed in from across the globe after news of Christian Lealiifano's leukaemia diagnosis.
Lealiifano is currently in hospital after investigations uncovered the disease in recent days.
NEWS: It is with great sadness that we inform fans that Christian Lealiifano has been diagnosed with Leukaemia. pic.twitter.com/pkr9Fuf2Dk— Brumbies (@BrumbiesRugby) August 6, 2016
Really tough 24 hours trying to come to terms with news about Christian. One of the most respected and loved players I've played alongside.— David Pocock (@pocockdavid) August 6, 2016
I know he'll be strong through this and Brumbies family will be supporting him and his family however we can.— David Pocock (@pocockdavid) August 6, 2016
Thoughts are with @BrumbiesRugby star Christian Lealiifano who has been diagnosed with Leukaemia. I wish he and his family all the best— Greg Clark (@greg_clarkie) August 6, 2016
Just finished marching in Opening Ceremony & received the news on @CLealiifano. My night doesn't feel so special anymore. Get well Bruz...— Andy Friend (@andyfriend2011) August 6, 2016
Our thoughts are with @CLealiifano & his family during this tough time. Best wishes from the Highlanders & the extended super rugby family— The Highlanders (@Highlanders) August 6, 2016
Myself and your teammates in Japan at Suntory are behind you and thinking of you Christian! Stay strong brother! @CLealiifano 💛— Hendrix Tui (@Hendrix2E) August 6, 2016
Sad to hear the news brother @CLealiifano I hope you get better soon 🙏🏽— Lopeti Timani (@LTimani) August 6, 2016
Sad news about @CLealiifano thoughts and prayers to you brother. Stay strong and fight through it.— Saia & Ant Fainga'a (@FaingaaTwins) August 6, 2016
Much love brother!!
Bloody sad news about @CLealiifano thoughts and prayers mate. Be strong and fight through it. Family and friends will get you through this.— Tim Horan (@TimHoran12) August 6, 2016
Sending all my best wishes over to Australia to @CLealiifano Stay strong and get well soon mate 👊🏼— Danny Care (@dannycare) August 6, 2016
@CLealiifano 🙏 with u uce— Liam Messam (@LiamMessam) August 6, 2016
Thinking of @CLealiifano right now. From one athlete to another, it truly does put things into perspective. Stay strong. 🙏🏼— Abby Bishop (@Abby_Knight10) August 6, 2016