Discussion in 'NRL' started by Timmah, Nov 23, 2020.
Tragic news to hear. My condolences to his friends, family and team mates
An absolute tragedy - Really hammers home to show your family love while you can
Way too young, what a tragedy. Makes you wonder what happened.
Geez just like that hey life is so fragile RIP young man..
Manly Sea Eagles star Keith Titmuss has died at the age of 20 after a 90-minute training session left him suffering 'full body cramps'.
The young player is said to have collapsed during after-training stretching at Narrabeen.
A doctor was called to the scene followed by an ambulance which rushed him to the Northern Beaches Hospital.
He was then transferred to Royal North Shore Hospital where he died a short time later.
The team's chief executive Stephen Humphreys said the young star didn't have any known medical conditions, and the training session had been non-contact.
Manly Sea Eagles star Keith Titmuss (pictured) has tragically passed away at the age of 20
'We are also without answers about what has happened,' he told the Sydney Morning Herald, saying the club was 'in shock'.
'I wasn't present when it happened, but I am on my way to the hospital, Des [Hasler] is there now so might found out more then.'
Sea Eagles Coach Hasler said the club lost a member of its family.
'We are all devastated by this news,' Hasler said in a statement.
Up-and-coming NRL star, 20, dies after being rushed to hospital when he fell ill after completing a mammoth 90-minute training session
Manly Sea Eagles star Keith Titmuss has tragically passed away at the age of 20
The player fell ill during a 90-minute training session at Narrabeen on Monday
He was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital where he died a short time later
Sea Eagles Coach Des Hasler said the Club had today lost a member of its family
By SAHAR MOURAD FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
PUBLISHED: 18:30 AEDT, 23 November 2020 | UPDATED: 19:09 AEDT, 23 November 2020
'Keith was a very popular character among the playing group. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten by the Sea Eagles.'
Mr Humphreys said the club was supporting the players as well as the rising star's family.
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'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,' He said.
'We are working with the NRL's Wellbeing team to offer support and counselling to our playing group and staff.'
Andrew Abdo, NRL's chief executive, said it was a 'tragic day for rugby league'.
'The game has lost a promising young player with the world at his feet,' he said.
'We are one family and today we have lost a member of that family. On behalf of the Commission and the game I send my deepest condolences to Keith’s family.'
The forward player made an impression after scoring the match-winning try for the Sea Eagles in the 2017 NYC Grand Final.
He was also named the Manly Jersey Flegg Cup Players' Player in 2019.
Titmuss's heartbroken family have requested privacy during this hard time.
'Keith was a very popular character amongst the playing group. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten by the Sea Eagles,' Des Hasler said in a statement about Keith (pictured)
'We are all in shock': Young Manly forward Keith Titmuss, 20, dies at training
Sea Eagles mourn the sudden passing of rising star Keith Titmuss, 20
Young rugby league player dies after falling ill at practice
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 19:18 AEDT, 23 November 2020 | UPDATED: 19:38 AEDT, 23 November 2020
SYDNEY (AP) - A 20-year-old player from the Manly Sea Eagles National Rugby League squad died in a hospital Monday after falling ill following practice.
The club issued a statement saying Keith Titmuss attended training at Narrabeen in Sydney's northern beaches in the morning and was later taken by ambulance to a local hospital before being transferred to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he died a short time later.
No further details were released.
"We are all devastated by this news. Keith was a very popular character amongst the playing group," Manly coach Des Hasler said in the statement. "He will be sorely missed but never forgotten by the Sea Eagles."
Titmuss rose through the junior ranks of the club and scored the winning try for Manly in the national youth championship in 2017. A promising forward, he was a member of Manly's 30-strong full-time NRL squad, although he hadn't played in the national top-flight competition.
"This is a tragic day for rugby league,´´ NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo said. "The game has lost a promising young player with the world at his feet.
"We are one family and today we have lost a member of that family. On behalf of the (NRL) Commission and the game I send my deepest condolences to Keith´s family."
Australia's Nine network, which broadcasts NRL, reported Titmuss experienced body cramps during a 90-minute, non-contact practice session and was treated by a doctor before the ambulance was called.
Manly didn't qualify for the NRL playoffs in a 2020 season that ended on Oct. 25 after being interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Players who weren't involved in the recent State of Origin representative series have started pre-season training with their clubs for the 2021 season.
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Keith Titmuss' death at Manly rocks NRL
By AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATED PRESS
PUBLISHED: 03:33 AEDT, 24 November 2020 | UPDATED: 16:23 AEDT, 24 November 2020
The coach who gave Keith Titmuss his greatest rugby league moment has paid tribute to the unassuming youngster who was destined for the NRL at Manly.
Rugby league is in mourning with Titmuss' death after a Sea Eagles training session on Monday shocking players across several Sydney clubs.
Titmuss had attended renowned rugby league nursery Westfield Sports, and the 20-year-old had several close friends across the grades at numerous clubs.
The Sea Eagles are continuing to work with police and awaiting the results of an autopsy for the coroner.
Titmuss fell ill after a regulation training session at the club's Narrabeen base, after noting body cramps.
He was taken to hospital in an ambulance but later died at Royal North Shore Hospital.
It came just three days into his time as a member of the club's top-30 NRL squad, having made his name as a 17-year-old in the under-20s.
There he scored the match-winning try for Wayne Lambkin's Sea Eagles side in the last Holden Cup grand final, before being named players' player in the 2019 Jersey Flegg Cup team.
"He was powerful, just his strength of his running and his after-contact metres were great," Lambkin told AAP.
"I had him coming off the bench even though he was young, he was capable of doing that.
"To get into the top 30 and a chance of debuting. I know the club had big aspirations for him.
"I have no doubt he would have achieved that least. It's very sad."
Lambkin himself had to tell his current Wests Tigers under-20s team of the news on Monday night, many of whom went to school with Titmuss.
Manly's youngsters who had returned to pre-season training last Thursday, were given Tuesday off, as the club offered assistance to all of their players.
Highlights reels posted by Keith's brother Jesse emerged on Tuesday, with the front-rower busting through tacklers in both the under-20s and reserve grade.
In a Facebook post, Jesse labelled him his "rock, best friend" and "hardest-working individual" he knew.
"We were just talking about it a couple of days ago about how well prepared he was physically and mentally for pre-season," Jesse posted.
"All of us as a family were optimistic that Keith was to make his NRL debut in 2021.
"Keith's memories and legacy will live on forever."
In rugby league circles, Lambkin knew the front-rower best.
He also coached him at Westfields and watched him come right through the system.
"He was very unassuming, very quiet," Lambkin said.
"You would say something to him and he would just give you a wry smile or wink and you knew everything was alright. A man of few words.
"We would just yell out 'Keithy', and he would give you a smile and wave and we moved on.
"That's the way he played footy. He knew what his job was and he did it. That was part of the routine."
Keith Titmuss' death at Manly rocks NRL
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