Geneve was in perfect health – coach

Lee-Anne Butler

THE family of an Eastern Province woman rugby player who collapsed while playing a match in Middelburg on Saturday and died shortly afterwards are still struggling to come to terms with their tragic loss.

Genève Scholtz, 23, formerly represented Eastern Province and was also selected to the SA women’s training squad in 2011. She was playing flank for the Middelburg Stormers against Kwaru when she collapsed on the field of play.

Yesterday her mother, Lena Meyer, said the family were still reeling after her daughter’s sudden death and did not know why or how she had died.

“It is going to take some time to get over this. She was my eldest daughter. We do not know what happened because she was young and she was healthy,” she said.

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