Simon Collins is the Herald’s education reporter.

Injured rugby player flown to hospital

The young rugby player has suffered suspected head injuries. Photo / File
The young rugby player has suffered suspected head injuries. Photo / File

A 15-year-old boy has been flown to Waikato Hospital with suspected head injuries suffered in a rugby game in Te Awamutu today.

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The Philips Search and Rescue Trust said the Waikato Westpac rescue helicopter was dispatched to Te Awamutu at 12.45pm after the boy was hurt in "a heavy tackle in a rugby game".

The helicopter landed on a sports field to meet up with a local ambulance, which initially responded to the patient, and flew him directly to Waikato Hospital.

- NZ Herald

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