Rugby player dies on pitch after collapsing during New Zealand centenary match

The centenary celebrations of one of New Zealand’s smallest rugby clubs ended in tragedy when a player died on the field.

In accordance with New Zealand Heraldplayer passed out during a game between Ruatoria City 2022 and Ruatoria Centennial XV on Sunday after suffering a heart attack.

Despite ​​huge efforts to save the player, who was part of the Ruatoria City XV, he was pronounced dead at the scene and the match was abandoned.

Two ambulances rushed to the pitch to help save a player who collapsed during a game between Ruatoria City 2022 and Ruatoria Centennial XV on Sunday

A spokesman for St John Ambulance Service said paramedic crews and two ambulances attended the incident and responded to the incident.

A rescue helicopter from Gisborne – a town located on the Eastern Cape of New Zealand’s North Island, about 130 kilometers south of Ruatoria – also responded.

According to a statement from the local police, an officer who was present at the event also joined the rescue operation, assisting paramedics with CPR.

East Coast Ngāti Porou Vs

East Coast Ngāti Porou match against Mid Canterbury in the Lohora Cup final has gone ahead despite the tragic death of a player in the previous match

The game was part of the local rugby club’s centenary celebrations and was the start of Ngāti Porou East Coast v Mid Canterbury in the Lokhora Cup final on Sunday afternoon.

Agreed Provincial Rugby Newsthe organizers decided that the game should have a moment of silence before the start.

East Coast Ngati Poru beat Mid Canterbury 25-20 in a hard-fought final to claim the Lohora Cup for the first time.