We have just heard that Swazi rugby coach Matthew du Pont, pictured above with volunteer rugby coach Sam Dudman Jones, died yesterday in hospital surrounded by his mother Naomi, family and friends.
On Friday night, whilst trying to stop a man beating a woman, a second man threw a bottle at Matthew hitting him on the right side of his head causing a huge fracture.
Matthew was part of the Skrum team of rugby coaches in Swaziland that have introduced rugby into the schools of Swaziland, and also into the community as a whole, and ignited a passion for the sport. Hundreds of chidren, and adults, will have benefitted from his coaching skills and lovely personality.
He will be very much missed.