Arturas Rudys death, Wisbech Rugby player passed away after collision during match

Arturas Rudys death. (Source: GofundMe)
Arturas Rudys death. (Source: GofundMe)


Arturas Rudys, a passionate rugby player from Wisbech, tragically died during a Saturday rugby match. Keep reading to know more about what happened to the rugby player in detail.

During this terrible moment, our thoughts are with Arturas Rudys’ family, friends, teammates, and the entire Wisbech rugby community.

Arturas Rudys passed away

During a rugby game between Wisbech and Diss, a tragic incident occurred resulting in the death of a rugby player named Arturas Rudys. It has been reported that the Wisbech player collapsed during the match on a Saturday afternoon.

Despite the efforts of ambulance personnel to resuscitate him right on the field, he unfortunately did not survive. The match, which was part of the Eastern Counties First Division and took place at the Chapel Road ground, had to be called off due to this heartbreaking turn of events.

Arturas Rudys, Wisbech Rugby player passed away after collision during match. (Source:
Arturas Rudys, Wisbech Rugby player passed away after collision during match. (Source:


Roger Pierson, representing the Eastern Counties Rugby Union, explained that there was a collision during the game, but he clarified that there was no head-to-head contact involved.

Pierson further noted that two Diss players with medical qualifications promptly rushed to assist the injured player, but despite their immediate aid, the rugby player tragically passed away on the pitch.

He said, “The RFU and the Injured Players’ Foundation are already involved and that help will be offered to Wisbech and also to Diss rugby.”

Mr. Pierson characterized the tackle as a “routine rugby event” and assured that comprehensive support was being provided to all the players affected by the incident. Additional information is anticipated from the Rugby Football Union in this regard.

GoFundMe: Jolita Kiseliovaite is organizing this fundraiser.

Arturas Rudys’ girlfriend Jolita Kiseliovaite has initiated a GoFundMe fundraiser with the aim of offering assistance and alleviating any financial hardships or obligations that may have emerged in the wake of this heartbreaking event.

Hello all! My name is Jolita. Im a girlfriend of Arturas Rudys(25.12.1995).We are been together 4 years, also we have a little child – Emilijus. He is only 2years old… My partner just passed away on the regby competition in Wisbech.(14.10.2023). Its been very quickly and like in a dream… Persom from another team while runned, hurt Arturas chest or neck, after this he is didn’t get up on our eyes with Emilijus… Its very very hard time for us right now.. I can’t give up, I have to live and show the right path to the our child. I have never asked for money yet, but I want to reach out to you and ask for help…. Thank you all!

The campaign is intended to provide support for Arturas Rudys’ family during this challenging period.

Condolences to the rugby player

Rugby clubs from the local area and across the nation have received an outpouring of supportive and condolence messages.

The Norfolk Rugby Football Union shared a message on Facebook, stating: “Our thoughts and prayers are with our family and friends at Wisbech Rugby Club.”

Norwich Rugby Club said: “The deepest condolences if everyone at Norwich Rugby Club to Wisbech Rugby Club and Diss Rugby Football Club and all affected by the tragic events of yesterday afternoon.”

Dereham Rugby Club wrote: “From everyone at Dereham, we pass on our condolences to Wisbech Rugby Club & the family & friends of the player who sadly passed away playing the game we all love yesterday. We also extend our thoughts to everyone at Diss Rugby Football Club in what must be a difficult time for all 💜🏉 RIP young man.”

Following the unfortunate event with Arturas Rudys, a deep and widespread sorrow has enveloped the community. This tragedy has deeply affected numerous individuals, prompting them to unite in providing assistance, expressing sympathy, and honoring the life and achievements of the deceased.


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