Masi rugby club raising money for family after teammate's death

The Masiphumelele Rugby Club (MRC) has started a crowd-funding campaign to raise money for the family of their deceased teammate.

MRC prop Steven "Stevovo" Jacobs was injured during a match against another club in Noordhoek.

He broke his C3 vertebrae and was rushed to hospital. Jacobs died in hospital as his life support was turned off.

He was a father, husband and the main breadwinner in his home.

MRC team leader Brenden Wainwright explains that the Backabuddy campaign is to help Jacobs' his wife Dina and their three children (aged 11, 6 and 2) with all they need in terms of education, food and clothing.

Wainwright described his late teammate as a dedicated family man.

He was a great man and one of the pioneering members of the club that came out of the township.

Brenden Wainwright, Masiphumelele Rugby Club team leader

He was exteremly dedicated and always had a broad smile on his face,

Brenden Wainwright, Masiphumelele Rugby Club team leader

He was a phenomenal person, on and off the field.

Brenden Wainwright, Masiphumelele Rugby Club team leader

He also thanked the provincial rugby union for its support to the family and club.

Click here to learn more and support their fund-raising efforts.

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