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Super Rugby player Connor Garden-Bachop dies aged 25

Super Rugby player Connor Garden-Bachop dies aged 25

New Zealand rugby player Connor Garden-Bachop has died aged 25.

His old Super Rugby team, the Dunedin-based Highlanders, have confirmed his death.

Garden-Bachop, son of former All Black Stephen Bachop, was part of the Highlanders’ Super Rugby squad this season.

The NZ Herald reports police were called to the scene of a sudden death in Fendalton, Christchurch around 5.55pm on Monday.

Police said: “The death is not being treated as suspicious and will be referred to the Coroner.”

The Highlanders posted on Facebook last week announcing several players who would not return to the team next season, including Garden-Bachop.

Rugby player Connor Garden-Bachop has died aged 25. (Photo by Joe Allison/Getty Images)Source: Getty Images

New Zealand Rugby, the New Zealand Maori Rugby Board, Highlanders, Wellington Rugby and the New Zealand Rugby Players Association issued a joint statement.

“On…

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