South East Wales

Dowlais rugby club mourns death of coach Keith Winstone

Keith Winstone, Image copyright Dowlais RFC
Image caption The game was abandoned after Keith Winstone collapsed in front of his wife and children

A Merthyr Tydfil rugby club is in mourning for a club coach who died suddenly during a game.

Keith Winstone, 51, collapsed in front of his wife and children during a division one game between Dowlais RFC and Llantrisant on Saturday.

Club manager Huw Morgan said tributes had been pouring in for Mr Winstone, saying he was "hugely respected".

"It is people like Keith who make rugby in Wales tick," he said.

"He was a hugely respected character and a lifelong friend to many of us."

Mr Winstone leaves a wife, Colette, son Alex, 17, and daughter Niamh, 12.

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