Scotland rugby international dead at 26

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Scottish rugby international Siobhan Cattigan has died astatine the property of 26, Stirling County rugby nine confirmed.

"Our love, thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with Shibby's household astatine this devastating time. We precise overmuch anticipation their privateness volition beryllium respected by everyone arsenic they woody with their tragic loss," said a Stirling County connection connected its website pursuing Cattigan's decease connected November 26.

Having made her planetary debut against Wales astatine the 2018 Six Nations, the back-row won 19 caps for Scotland.

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Scotland's Siobhan Cattigan receives attraction for a caput injury. (Getty)

Cattigan was portion of the team's circuit to South Africa a twelvemonth later, and again represented her state astatine the Six Nations for the 2020 tournament.

In April, she started each 3 of Scotland's 2021 Six Nations games against England, Italy, and Wales.

Her astir caller planetary engagement came during the 2021 Rugby World Cup Europe qualifiers erstwhile she came connected arsenic a substitute successful a triumph implicit Spain.

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The Scottish Rugby Union said that specializer Scottish Rugby employees were "providing on-going enactment to those astir intimately affected."

Away from rugby, Cattigan studied Criminology and Sociology astatine the University of Stirling earlier aboriginal earning a Master's grade successful Sports Psychology.

"Shibby has been a large portion of County for galore years and volition beryllium hugely missed by everyone astatine the club," added the connection from Stirling County rugby club.

"She was cardinal to the improvement of women's rugby wrong the nine and an inspiration to the girls successful the younker section."

Her decease has sparked a fig of tributes wrong the rugby world.

"Deeply saddened to perceive of the tragic passing of Scotland planetary Siobhan Cattigan. She was a good subordinate and an inspiration to many, said World Rugby president and erstwhile England skipper Bill Beaumont.

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