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A 19-year-old rugby player from Wellington has died after suffering an on-field head injury last Saturday.

Daniel Baldwin was hurt in a match at Ngati Toa Domain, north of Porirua, and was placed in an induced coma in a critical condition.

He died on Wednesday night, a family statement said on Thursday.

The cause of the injury is unclear, but witnesses have reported to the Wellington Rugby Football Union that Baldwin was involved in a first-half collision.

He was not removed from the field until late in the match, when team-mates noticed him struggling during a stoppage.

Baldwin’s condition then deteriorated rapidly and an ambulance was called to take him to Wellington Hospital for brain surgery.

The New Zealand Rugby Union said in a statement it was “deeply saddened” by the news.

“Our thoughts and hearts are with Daniel’s family, friends, team-mates and with the Wellington rugby community who will all be shattered by this news,” said NZR general manager of rugby Neil Sorensen.

“Nineteen-year-old kids aren’t supposed to die playing sport, it’s distressing and so terribly sad.

“The immediate focus is ensuring Daniel’s family and his mates are fully supported. The Rugby Foundation is in contact with his family and his club and will be assisting at this horrible time.

“We will spend the coming days doing all we can to support their needs as they grieve their son, brother and mate.”

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Fri May 19, 2017 2:42 pm
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That is really sad, 19 year old boys should not be dying playing rugby.

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Fri May 19, 2017 2:54 pm
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Sad that this happened
Refs should insist on having an ambulance on site before allowing games to start

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RIP young fella. :(

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Sat May 20, 2017 12:11 am
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Bokbefok wrote:
Sad that this happened
Refs should insist on having an ambulance on site before allowing games to start


For every game of rugby. What a stupid suggestion. Let's leave some ambulances for the general public too. The cost increase would make rugby too expensive for so many families (to play or watch).

Should we wrap every player in cotton wool too?

RIP Daniel.


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