LEWIS JOCE is in a stable condition in hospital after collapsing during a Barnstaple second-team rugby match on Saturday afternoon.
The front-row forward was playing for the Development XV in their away fixture against Tiverton.
Joce is understood to have collapsed moments before taking his place in a scrum.
He was taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by the Devon Air Ambulance.
Barnstaple's first team won 67-12 in their Devon Senior Cup quarter-final at Torquay Athletic, with forward Mike Sumner scoring five tries.