A 15-year-old schoolboy reportedly passed away during a high school rugby match on Thursday afternoon.
The boy, who has been identified as Benwill Adelaar, attended Albert Myburgh Secondary School in the Western Cape and was playing in an U15 match against Villiersdorp Secondary.
Albert Myburgh principal Kenneth Dunsdon confirmed to Netwerk24 that while it is not yet known what exactly happened, Adelaar was receiving on-field treatment but succumbed to an injury.
It was reported that Adelaar’s teammates formed a circle on the field and knelt to pay their respects.
‘This is a sad day for all of us,’ Dunston told Netwerk24. ‘The police have cordoned off the area and forensic tests have been carried out.’