Rugby league mourns the passing of 20-year-old Keith Titmuss

In line with his membership the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Titmuss was taken in poor health after a coaching session within the Sydney suburb of Narrabeen, Australia.

He was taken by ambulance to Northern Seashores Hospital and later transferred to Royal North Shore Hospital, the place he died shortly after.

“We’re all devastated by this information,” stated Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler.

“Keith was a highly regarded character amongst the taking part in group. He shall be sorely missed however by no means forgotten by the Sea Eagles.”

Titmuss, a prop ahead who performed for the Sea Eagles’ junior groups earlier than graduating to the membership’s Nationwide Rugby League (NRL) squad, scored the Sea Eagles’ successful attempt within the Nationwide Youth Competitors (NYC) Grand Last in 2017. He additionally gained the membership’s gamers’ participant award in final 12 months’s Jersey Flegg Cup.

The Sea Eagles celebrate Titmuss' try that sealed victory against the Parramatta Eels in the 2017 NYC Grand Final.

“It is a tragic day for rugby league,” stated NRL CEO Andrew Abdo.

“The sport has misplaced a promising younger participant with the world at his toes. Keith had made it into Manly’s Prime 30 for the 2021 season after coming by the membership’s junior ranks.

“We are going to ensure Keith’s household, the membership and our gamers obtain each help they want from the sport.

“We’re one household and at the moment we have now misplaced a member of that household. On behalf of the fee and the sport I ship my deepest condolences to Keith’s household.”

In line with Abdo, NRL wellbeing workers are providing help to the Sea Eagles’ gamers and workers, which incorporates grief counselling.

“That is devastating information. Love and ideas to his household and pals, completely tragic,” Wade Graham, who has represented Australia at rugby league, wrote on social media. “Pondering of the Sea Eagles household in the meanwhile.”

“Heartbreaking,” Wigan Warriors and former Sea Eagles participant Jackson Hastings wrote on Twitter. “Praying for Keith’s household, pals & teammates. Sending love! RIP.”

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