Manly Sea Eagles player Keith Titmuss has died at the age of 20 after falling ill following training.
Titmuss was taken from training to Northern Beaches Hospital, before he was transferred to Royal Shore Hospital in Sydney, where he passed away shortly after.
The forward had yet to make his NRL debut but was in Manly’s 30-man squad for next season.
Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler said: “We are all devastated by this news.
“Keith was a very popular character amongst the playing group. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten by the Sea Eagles.”
The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles family is extremely saddened to learn of the sudden passing of player Keith Titmuss today
— Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (@SeaEagles) November 23, 2020
Manly chief executive Stephen Humphreys said: “Our club sends its deepest condolences to Keith’s family and friends and will provide them with all of the support they need during this difficult period.
“We are working with the NRL’s Wellbeing team to offer support and counselling to our playing group and staff.”
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