Rugby player dies in bike fall
A talented Central Otago rugby player will be farewelled in Palmerston on Thursday.
Andrew Grubb, 20, died on Friday in Dunedin Hospital after falling off a quad bike in Cromwell in the early hours of Sunday, September 11.
Police are investigating the cause of the accident.
Grubb played for the Cromwell Rugby Club’s premier team and represented Otago Country.
Otago Rugby Football Union general manager Richard Kinley said the rugby community was devastated at the ‘‘terrible tragedy’’.
‘‘Our hearts go out to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time. It is a terrible tragedy. The Grubb family has been heavily involved in Otago rugby for generations. (Andrew Grubb’s) dad is on the metropolitan rugby council.’’
Otago rugby had been in communication with the Grubb fam- ily during the week while Andrew was on life support, he said.
‘‘While there has not been a lot we can do, we have been supporting them the best we can.’’
Grubb had played a pivotal role in a game against Southland Country in Omakau last Saturday, Kinley said.
The team was travelling to Canterbury on Friday for a match, and had discussed at training on Tuesday whether to cancel. The news was hard on the team, he said.
Andrew Grubb, pictured at right, died after a quad bike fall in Cromwell.