NZ Army Soldier Dies After Rugby League Match

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A soldier has died after being injured during a rugby league game at Linton Military Camp near Palmerston North.

Lieutenant Samuel Andrew Scott was critically injured on Friday during an intra-unit league nines competition. He died this morning at Wellington Hospital’s intensive care unit.

A statement from Scott’s family said he died playing a game he loved, in a job he loved. Scott was in the Royal New Zealand Corps of Signals.

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“Sam passed away peacefully this morning, surrounded by family and Army friends.

“The Army is supporting the family greatly during this difficult time.”

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