A West Yorkshire rugby club has announced the death of a junior player who had been in a coma following a head injury he sustained in a game at the weekend.
Evan Hawksworth was playing for Stanley Rangers under-14s against Batley Boys on Sunday when he fell ill in what was described as a 'freak accident'.
He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary, but his death was confirmed last night.
In a statement his coach Steve Abrahams called Evan "our great friend, teammate and all round good guy".
Evan's father Gary said "Evan passed away playing the game he loved. He was never without a rugby ball in his hands. This is a tragic freak accident and no-one is to blame".
The club says events are being planned for Friday in Evan's memory.