British rugby player dies in Sri Lanka and teammate is hospitalised after suffering ‘breathing issues’ on night out — The Scottish Sun

A BRIT rugby player has died and another left in a critical condition during a sporting tour of Sri Lanka, according to reports. The unnamed 26-year-old is said to have tragically lost his life after the pair were rushed to hospital with breathing problems following a night out.

A BRIT rugby player has died and another left in a critical condition during a sporting tour of Sri Lanka, according to reports.

The unnamed 26-year-old is said to have tragically lost his life after the pair were rushed to hospital with breathing problems following a night out.

The players were taken ill on a rugby tour in Colombo, Sri Lanka (file image)
The players were taken ill on a rugby tour in Colombo, Sri Lanka (file image)
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The second player, 27, remains in hospital and is reportedly fighting for his life.

Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera told the Sri Lankan Daily Mirror the men were part of a 22-strong team that arrived in the country on May 10.

They were staying at a hotel in the capital Colombo after playing a match on Saturday, he told the paper.

The group are said to have gone out for dinner before heading to a nightclub in the Kollupitiya area of the city.

via British rugby player dies in Sri Lanka and teammate is hospitalised after suffering ‘breathing issues’ on night out — The Scottish Sun

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