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Rugby player suffers heart attack on the field

The under-21 rugby player is receiving medical treatment after collapsing.

The player - who the Rugby Union didn’t want to name - is believed to have suffered cardiac arrest. Picture: Western Province website.

CAPE TOWN - A DHL Western Province Under-21 rugby player is receiving medical treatment after collapsing during a match at Newlands yesterday.

The player - who the Rugby Union didn't want to name - is believed to have suffered cardiac arrest.

The player collapsed on the field during the team's provincial under-21 match.

They were playing against the Leopards from North West Province at Newlands Stadium.

In a statement, the Western Province Rugby Union says rapid response emergency procedures were immediately put into place.

The union adds the player was transported to hospital for further medical care.

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