Scotland international Siobhan Cattigan has died aged 26, Scottish Rugby has announced.
The back row, who won 19 caps for her country, died on Friday, with her club Stirling describing it as a “tragic passing”.
Scotland international rugby player Siobhan Cattigan has died at the age of just 26.
The Stirling County back row made her debut for her country in 2018 and won 19 caps for her country between 2018 and 2021.
Siobhan, from Callander, began playing at the age of five and was very passionate about the sport and advocated for equality.
She previously called out sexism in the sporting world in a bid to encourage other women to pursue their dreams.
Scottish rugby announced the shocking news on Tuesday night and support will be provided to those affected by the sad news.
“We are deeply saddened to hear Scotland international Siobhan Cattigan has died,” they said.
Scotland international rugby star Siobhan Cattigan tragically dies aged just 26
The cause of death is unclear, with Scottish Rugby saying it will provide ‘support’ to those most affected. Police Scotland have not been made aware of the rugby star’s death, suggesting it is non-suspicious.
A statement from the governing body read: ‘Scottish Rugby is deeply saddened to hear Scotland international Siobhan Cattigan has died. The thoughts of all our people and players go out to Siobhan’s family and many team-mates at Stirling County and Scotland at this incredibly difficult time.
‘Specialist Scottish Rugby employees are now providing ongoing support to those most closely affected.’
Cattigan was a vocal advocate for female players and frequently took to social media to blast sexism in the sport.
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