South Africa Rugby has launched an investigation after a player died at a tournament – despite the amateur game still being suspended in the country because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Amateur rugby is not permitted in South Africa for the remainder of 2020.
“This is a tragic incident that should never have happened,” said Mark Alexander, president of SA Rugby.
“Our hearts go out to the family, friends and team-mates of Vizicelo.
“Unfortunately, this goes directly against our Covid-19 guidelines around return to training, as all amateur rugby matches have been suspended for the year due to the pandemic, and all our unions, clubs and other bodies know this.