A soldier has died after being injured during a rugby league game at Linton Military Camp in Palmerston North.
Lieutenant Samuel Andrew Scott was critically injured on Friday during an intra-unit league nines competition. He died this morning at Wellington Hospital's intensive care unit.
A statement from Scott's family said he died playing a game he loved, in a job he loved.
"Sam passed away peacefully this morning, surrounded by family and Army friends.
"The Army is supporting the family greatly during this difficult time."
A WorkSafe New Zealand spokesman said the Defence Force had informed them of the incident and it was investigating further.
- The Dominion Post