Cape Town - The Valke’s Under-18 rugby team received a shock ahead of the 53rd Craven Week when lock Jean-Jireh Yamwimbi passed away.
According to Netwerk24, the 16-year-old lock passed away on Tuesday night due to bleeding on the brain.
It is believed that Yamwimbi sustained concussion playing in a match for his school, Rhodesfield.
In 2015, Yamwimbi represented the Valke at the Grant Khomo Week for Under-16 teams, before making the Under-18 Craven Week squad this year.
The Valke will not replace Yamwimbi in their group and will only take 22 players to Durban for next week’s Craven Week at Kearsney College (July 11-16).
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