ANC commiserates after fatal rugby injury

2015-08-16 18:06
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Cape Town - ANC Western Cape leader Marius Fransman has expressed concern after the death of rugby player Freddie Arries from the farm Wadrif in the Koue Bokkeveld in the Ceres district, who was injured on Saturday in a Boland league match.

“The ANC is saddened to hear of this young man who died in the prime of his life. The ANC calls for greater caution and support for young players in both their training, the handling of such physical games as well as the availability of rapid aid to avoid further damage or worse.

“The International Rugby Board’s referees are also called on to look into more conducive rules for rural areas far away from specialised hospitals or medical intervention. Just during this half of the year we heard of the deaths of Nick Tooth (25) who died in April during an Australian club match, Welch international Danny Jones (29) who died early in May in England and Australian club player James Ackerman (25) died in June. The game must be made even safer for all to enjoy,” Fransman added.

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