Cape Town - A Western Province Under-21 player on Saturday collapsed on the
field of play after suffering a cardiac arrest during his team's provincial
Under-21 match against the Leopards at Newlands.
The match was a curtain raiser for the Currie Cup match between Western
Province and Griquas.
“Rapid response emergency procedures were immediately activated. This
resulted in a successful resuscitation on field and the player was subsequently
transferred to ICU for further investigations and medical care,” a statement on
the WP Rugby website reads.
“WP Rugby would like to thank the specialist medical team, as well as the
ER24 on-duty crew, for their swift actions.
“At this stage, the player cannot be named until his family has been
informed in full about the incident. We further request that the media respect
the player and his family’s privacy during these tough times.”
The Western Province Under-21s won the game 50-14.