SA membership participant stabbed by fan


A participant was reportedly stabbed on the pitch by a spectator throughout a Boland League A membership match between By no means Despair and Porterville.

In keeping with a report on News24, the assault occurred on the Alfa Avenue Stadium in Malmesbury on Saturday.

The fan allegedly attacked the participant on the half-time interval, earlier than being pursued by gamers and detained, and subsequently arrested.

The match was known as off and the injured participant is known to have been discharged from hospital on Sunday.

“The Boland Rugby Union mourns the stunning incident throughout a League A match between By no means Despair and Porterville on the Alfa Avenue Stadium in Malmesbury, the place a participant from the house membership [Never Despair] was stabbed with a knife on the sphere in the course of the half-time break,” learn a Boland Rugby Union assertion.

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“The union instantly reached out to the By no means Despair rugby neighborhood to help in any means potential. The chairman of By no means Despair chased after the offender, and with the assistance of gamers, the particular person was detained and handed over to SAPS.

“The vice-chairman of the membership, Mr James Davids, a paramedic, attended to the wounded participant till he was taken to hospital by ambulance. The participant was discharged from hospital (on Sunday).

“After a dialogue between administration of the 2 golf equipment and match officers, the match was known as off as a result of the referees have been too traumatised to go forward.

“Randall Swarts, the chairman of the visiting membership, confirmed to Boland Rugby that his membership was happy that the host membership’s security procedures have been so as, with safety seen. The traumatic occasions, though remoted, are considered in a really severe mild by the union. The union instantly mentioned the incident with the membership in an effort to acquire an in depth report.”

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