Six Nations 2014: 60-year-old man dies in hospital after falling ill at Calcutta Cup match


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A rugby fan has died in hospital after collapsing in the stands during England’s Six Nations match with Scotland yesterday.

The 60-year-old man was taken ill 15 minutes into the game at Murrayfield in Edinburgh.

He was treated by paramedics and taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary but died a short time later.

Scottish Rugby Union president Donald Macleod said: “We are extremely saddened to hear of the death of a supporter who attended today's Calcutta Cup match.

He added: “We extend our deepest sympathy to the gentleman's family and friends and we are standing by to support in any way we can.”

RFU president Bob Reeves said: “The rugby family has lost one of its members and on behalf of all the travelling England fans and the RFU we extend our condolences to the gentleman's relations and all those who knew him.”

A police statement said: “Inquiries are still ongoing but it is believed there are no suspicious circumstances.”