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Club rugby player dies following collapse

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 25/05/2017

Rugby ball. © Getty Images/Allsport Rugby ball. Five days after collapsing following a cardiac arrest during a rugby game, Nelson club rugby player Bevan Moody has died.

The 22-year-old prop had been in an induced coma at Nelson Hospital since Saturday after he collapsed in the second half of a division one match between his club Waitohi and Nelson.

Moody, who represented the Marlborough senior representative team while still at college, also represented Tasman at age-grade level.

He was a New Zealand under-20 triallist, and on the fringes of selection for the Tasman national provincial championship team.

Moody's family, partner Kendra and two-year-old daughter Maddison, are being supported by New Zealand Rugby, and the Rugby Foundation, an organisation which supports injured rugby players and their families.

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