Former Silver Fern Tania Dalton to be farewelled

  • 06/03/2017
Tania Dalton suffered a brain aneurysm during a game of social touch rugby (Getty)
Tania Dalton suffered a brain aneurysm during a game of social touch rugby (Getty)

Former Silver Fern Tania Dalton will be farewelled on Monday in private and public memorial services in Auckland and Invercargill.

Dalton, 45, died on Wednesday, nearly a week after suffering a brain aneurysm during a social game of touch rugby in Takapuna.

A public memorial service will be held on level one at QBE Stadium in Albany, beginning at 1:26pm - the time Dalton's family made the decision to turn off her life support.

A mother of three, Dalton played 12 Tests mostly at shooter across an 11-year international career which finished in 2007.

She was part of the 2003 world championship-winning team, and also in the side that finished runners-up four years earlier.

Dalton's former teammates at the Southern Sting and Southern Steel will join a public service at ILT Stadium in Invercargill, where the service at North Harbour will be watched via livestream.

In her honour, her family have set up the Tania Dalton Foundation to support underprivileged children through sports.

NZN/Newshub.