Cape Town - Oregan Hoskins, president of the South African Rugby
Union (SARU), on Monday sent his condolences to the families and friends of two
rugby players who died suddenly during or shortly after matches on Saturday.
Claude Booysen, 32, of the Humansdorp All Blacks Rugby Club
in the Eastern Province collapsed and subsequently died of a heart attack while
about to take a conversion kick in a sub-union league match against the
Freddie Arries, 21, of the Tierberg Rebels Rugby Club in the
Boland complained of severe headaches in the evening and passed away suddenly
following a match in which he had scored the winning try against Excelsiors
“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families, friends and
team-mates of players who have passed away so suddenly and so shockingly in the
prime of their lives,” said Hoskins.