“QRL has obtained an in depth report, with witnesses confirming there was no proof within the deal with of a head or neck harm, nor any report of foul play.”
Sports activities trainers carried out CPR on Mr Finest earlier than paramedics arrived.
“Paramedics tried to stabilise the participant, who was subsequently taken to hospital the place, sadly, he was later reported as deceased,” the assertion mentioned.
“The QRL and rugby league neighborhood ship their most honest condolences to Finest’s household and buddies, in addition to the Maroochydore membership.
“The QRL will proceed to help the membership by this troublesome time and is offering wellbeing help.”
By means of the assertion, the household provided “their deepest because of all those that assisted, together with sports activities trainers, paramedics and hospital workers”.
Mr Finest’s membership, the Maroochydore Swans, posted a brief tribute on Fb on Sunday.
“It’s with a really heavy coronary heart that we announce the passing of Dale Finest,” the submit learn.
“Dale has been a giant a part of the Swans household for a really very long time and might be missed and remembered by many. All our love, help and finest needs to Dale’s household and family members – feeling heartbroken.”
Members of the Sunshine Coast rugby league neighborhood had been left reeling from the tragedy.
“Actually heartbreaking. We should always all come residence after taking part in the game we love,” one wrote.
One other mentioned: “Relaxation In Peace bro, fly excessive with the angels, our condolences to the household. Ideas and prayers are with you all.”
Lydia Lynch is Queensland political reporter for the Brisbane Instances