- English rugby world pays tribute to Selorm Kuadey
- Former Sale Sharks, England U19, U20 and England Sevens wing who died last week
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The rugby community has today paid tribute to Selorm Kuadey, the former Sale Sharks, England U19, U20 and England Sevens wing who died last week. Selorm was 24.
Selorm played for the England U19 side coached by Nigel Redman in 2006, forcing his way into the starting line-up at the IRB World U19 Championship in Dubai that year.
A contemporary of Dan Cole, Danny Care and David Attwood in the national age-group teams, he then appeared in the U20 Six Nations in 2007 and was named in the England Sevens squad for the 2006-07 season.
RFU Acting CEO Stephen Brown said: "Selorm was a popular young man who won the respect of his peers and impressed everyone he came into contact with while representing England. He will be greatly missed by the rugby community and our thoughts are with his family and friends at such a sad time."
Following the news of Selorm's death, RPA CEO Damian Hopley said: "We are all shocked to the core by this tragic news about Selorm. He was an outstanding professional and brilliant young man who was so popular and respected by his team mates and peers across the game."
"On behalf of all the RPA members, we send our sincere condolences to his family and friends at this terrible time."
Premiership Rugby, the umbrella organisation of the clubs in the Aviva Premiership, today also expressed its sadness at the death of Selorm Kuadey.
"It is tragic to lose such a gifted young man from within the rugby family," said Premiership Rugby Chief Executive Mark McCafferty. "Selorm will be sadly missed and on behalf of Premiership Rugby and all its clubs, we extend our deepest sympathies to Selorm's family and friends at this very difficult time."