‘A Tragic Loss’: Tributes Pour In For Teen Who Died During Rugby Match In WC

Death at Rugby Match
Benwill Adelaar. Picture: Ouplaas Primer/facebook.com/ewn

A 15-year-old boy has died following a school rugby match in Villiersdorp.

The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon after the boy apparently suffered a neck injury.

The police’s Noloyiso Rwexana said: “A death inquest case has been opened for investigation following the death of the 15-year-old boy. A post-mortem will be conducted to determine the cause of death.”

It’s understood the teen, who was identified as Benwill Adelaar, attended Albert Myburgh Secondary School in Bredasdorp, in the Western Cape.

Members of the community have expressed heartfelt condolences to the boy’s family and friends.