Rugby player dies on the field after collapsing during centennial celebrations match in New Zealand
The centenary celebrations for one of New Zealand’s smallest rugby clubs ended in tragedy as a player died on the field.
According to the New Zealand Herald, the player collapsed during the game between Ruatoria City’s 2022 squad and a Ruatoria Centennial XV on Sunday after suffering a heart attack.
Despite extensive efforts to rescue the player, who was part of the Ruatoria City’s XV, he was pronounced dead at the scene and the match was abandoned.
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