Rescue chopper called in after 'vigorous' rugby match

A rescue helicopter was called to a rugby ground at Collingwood in the South Island's Tasman District this afternoon, where three men were injured during a match.

A 22-year-old has ankle injuries, a 29-year-old has hand injuries, and an 18-year-old has neck injuries.

All were flown to Nelson Hospital.

The injuries are described as moderate, and were sustained as a result of vigorous play.

- Newstalk ZB

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