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Huddersfield Giants Academy Player Ronan Costello Dies Aged 17

Huddersfield Giants Academy Player Ronan Costello Dies Aged 17


Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare

Huddersfield Giants academy player Ronan Costello has died at the age of 17 after being injured in a game on Saturday.

The player suffered head injuries while playing for the Giants against Salford Red Devils and was transferred to Leeds General Infirmary.

This news comes 72 hours after Costello was injured in a game for the club.

A club statement said:

"It is with regret that Huddersfield Giants wish to inform everyone of the passing of 17-year-old academy player Ronan Costello today.

"Ronan was airlifted to the LGI on Saturday afternoon after he was injured during the Giants academy game with Salford.

"The club have been asked by the family to send their thanks for the messages of support they have received to date and have requested that all well-wishers now allow them to grieve and respect their privacy.

"The Huddersfield Giants are collating all messages, cards and tweets that they receive to pass to the family at the appropriate time."

Twitter paid their respects to Costello:

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