Man dies in fight after Sharks game

2013-03-27 00:00

A MAN was beaten to death in a fight on the King’s Park outfields following the Sharks’ mauling of the Melbourne Rebels in Durban on Saturday.

Police spokesperson Captain Thulani Zwane said the motive for the fight, which happened at around 10 pm, was unknown and that the 28-year-old deceased was yet to be identified.

“Durban Central police are investigating a case of murder and no arrest has been made at this stage,” said Zwane.

Sharks CEO Brian van Zyl said the franchise conducted an internal investigation and was satisfied with its contracted service providers.

“Fidelity Security and ER24 had done everything possible to assist in stopping the fight on the night,” Van Zyl said.

“We pride ourselves on providing a world-class display in a safe and secure environment.

“The safety of our patrons is of paramount importance.

“This is a senseless, isolated incident and the stadium will ensure that we do everything possible to avoid incidents like this occurring in the future,” he added.

In another incident, Rebels and Wallabies players — Kurtley Beale and Cooper Vuna — were sent home to Australia following a fracas in the team bus.

After being punched, allegedly by Beale, Vuna took to Twitter and referred to his team-mate as a “bloody grub”.

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