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Sport Sunshine Coast rugby league player Dale Best dies after collapsing during match in Kawana

12:41  21 february  2021
12:41  21 february  2021 Source:   msn.com

Death of footy player, 34, during game leaves teammates shattered

  Death of footy player, 34, during game leaves teammates shattered Dale Best from the Maroochydore Swans collapsed while playing the Kawana Dolphins on Queensland's Sunshine Coast on Saturday afternoon. Mr Best tackled a competitor on the field, before briefly kneeling and falling down.Witnesses confirmed there was no evidence of a head or neck injury, or any foul play.

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A Queensland rugby league player who died today after collapsing on the field on Saturday has been remembered as a likeable, quiet achiever who was admired by opposing players . The father-of-two was seriously injured in a tackle just five minutes into the game while playing for Sunshine Coast Falcons against Norths Devils at Albert Bishop Park in Nundah. When the forward failed to get up, emergency services rushed to his aid and worked on the 25-year-old for more than 40 minutes. The Queensland Cup match was called off as distressed teammates and opponents looked on.

a close up of a man with a beard looking at the camera: Dale Best died in hospital after paramedics were unable to stabilise him. (Facebook: Dale Best) © Provided by ABC Grandstand Dale Best died in hospital after paramedics were unable to stabilise him. (Facebook: Dale Best)

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

The Maroochydore Swans said Dale Best, 34, was playing for the team in a reserve grade match against the Kawana Dolphins at the Kawana Sports Precinct on Saturday and made an effective tackle before falling to the ground.

The club added there was no evidence of foul play or of an injury to his head or neck.

Sports trainers performed CPR on Best at the scene before paramedics arrived and attempted to stabilise him.

He later died in hospital.

The Queensland Rugby League (QRL) said Best's death was "tragic".

"The Queensland Rugby League is saddened to hear of the tragic passing of Sunshine Coast player Dale Best," it said in a Facebook post.

"The QRL and rugby league community send their most sincere condolences.

"The QRL will continue to assist the club through this difficult time and is providing wellbeing support.

"The family offer their deepest thanks to all those who assisted, including sports trainers, paramedics and staff."

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