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Sunshine Coast rugby league player collapses during game


A rugby league player has died after collapsing during a match on the Sunshine Coast.

The 34-year-old had been playing for Maroochydore Swans in Kawana on Saturday when he made a tackle.

The player got to his knees after the tackle before collapsing.

Two sports trainers rushed to the man's aid and performed CPR and he was taken to hospital, where he sadly passed away.

Queensland Rugby League (QRL) has received a detailed report, with witnesses confirming there was no evidence in the tackle of a head or neck injury, nor any report of foul play.

The QRL is continuing to assist the club and is providing wellbeing support.