The death of Wellington club player Daniel Baldwin acknowledged at Westpac Stadium
The Wellington rugby community stood en masse to mark the passing of age-group player Daniel Baldwin, on Saturday night.
The 19-year-old Wellington Football Club colts player died in Wellington Hospital on Wednesday, after collapsing during a club match the previous Saturday.
The Hurricanes' franchise place great importance upon their place in the wider regional rugby family, of which Baldwin was very much a part. As such, they felt a moment's silence prior to their home Super Rugby clash with the Cheetahs, was an appropriate way to recognise it.
Neither team was on Westpac Stadium at the time.
The unmistakable sound of thousands of folding seats shutting closed, greeted the image of Baldwin which appeared on the big screens at each end of the ground. The silence was impeccably observed, before the Hurricanes and Cheetahs emerged for their round 13 match.