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13 hours ago, Cerberus said:

Former Wales international Matthew J Watkins - a spread of cancer from pelvis to head can't be good … 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/health/familyhealth/former-wales-rugby-star-discovers-his-cancer-has-spread-to-his-head/ar-BBZwisc?ocid=spartanntp


Sounds rather localised.

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https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/rugby-star-rowan-baxters-wife-21527785

 

Ex Rugby player Rowan Baxter who had played for the New Zealand warriors ,his wife Hannah  and  their 3 children aged under 10 have all died  after their car was set alight in what appears to be a case of murder and domestic violence. 

A crime scene is in place.

 

Shocking and deeply sad.

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Andy Hancock, scorer of a memorable try against Scotland, has died aged 80.

 

Video of the try embedded in the link.

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On ‎20‎/‎05‎/‎2013 at 12:08, TAFKAG said:

Former Wales international Matthew J Watkins has a 'rare form of cancer in his right pelvis'.

 

43 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

DDP pick Matthew J Watkins dead at 41: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/51782373

 

36 minutes ago, gcreptile said:

And a unique pick at that - somewhat surprisingly.

First mention on this site back in 2013.

 

Maybe folk simply got fed up of picking him.

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Former Queensland Origin star Carl Webb has been diagnosed with early onset Motor Neurone Disease.

Webb, 38, played 187 games throughout his NRL career with three clubs and played in 15 State of Origin matches.

Good name for ANZAC 2022.
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Mitch Cronin, the Queensland Cup’s grand final captain, has died in what has been described as a training accident after family members reportedly found him in hisBrisbane backyard pool on Friday.

He had reportedly just completed a weights session before deciding to cool down in his pool. An autopsy will be completed, with Cronin suffering a suspected heart attack.

The 27-year-old spent time with both Brisbane and Canberra without making his NRL debut before piloting Wynnum Manly to the Queensland Cup final last year.
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'The family of Jordan Cox are devastated by his passing earlier today.

Jordan, who played for Hull KR and also Warrington Wolves, Sheffield Eagles, Doncaster and York City Knights, was 27.'

 

 

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Sometime reputedly oldest active rugby player who gained international acclaim in 2018, Easton Roy, dead aged 97: http://bannockburnrugby.co.uk/2020/07/11/rip-easton-roy/

 

Not picked for the DDP, but he did gain a Times Obit (Paywall): https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/he-loved-rugby-to-the-end-worlds-oldest-player-dies-aged-97-vv2tjxg75

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Former England wing Mike Slemen has died aged 69.

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All Blacks legend Andy Haden dead at 69
Another one who was never going to make the starting line. 

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2 hours ago, Joey Russ said:

All Blacks legend Andy Haden dead at 69
Another one who was never going to make the starting line. 

 

The Reaper cannot be 'hood'winked as easily as English referee Roger Quittenton. Probably wasn't too difficult to topple him into the grave, mind.

 

(No, I am not a bitter Welshman with a 40-year grudge :lol:)

 

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