Teenage rugby player seriously injured in Patea

A teenage rugby player has been seriously injured at a match in South Taranaki.

Police officers were called to Pātea Domain, where a club rugby match was being played, at 1.45pm on Saturday to reports of a teenager with neck and back injuries.

A St John Ambulance spokesperson said they transported a patient in serious condition to Hāwera Hospital.

According to the Taranaki Rugby website a second/third division match kicked off at 1pm between the Pātea Rugby and Sports Club and the Southern Rugby Club.

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