[First filed: April 06, 2009 @ 12:55]
iPrime reports breaking news that ACT Brumbies player Shawn Mackay has died in a South African hospital today. He was hit by an army van last week and was in an induced coma.
Details to come.
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ED – RugbyHeaven’s report is also online:
- “After his surgery Shawn contracted an infection in his bloodstream,” said Brumbies chief executive Andrew Fagan.
“He deteriorated rapidly and suffered a cardiac arrest from which he didn’t recover.”
Rest in peace.
UPDATE: Apparently the players are on the flight home and while the coach, Andy Friend, has been informed they’re going to delay breaking the news to the players until they’re back on the ground.
— Zed Seselja is the first public figure to offer his condolences.
— The Brumbies official statement is also available.
— Chief Minister Stanhope has expressed his condolences.
ANOTHER UPDATE: The ABC reports that the players are being given the chance to choose for themselves if they want to play this Saturday.