Scottish rugby star Siobhan Cattigan dead at 26

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Scottish rugby player Siobhan Katigan died last week Stirling Club Confirmation,

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Katigan, known as “Shibi” by her peers, was 26 years old. A cause of death has not yet been released.

“Shibby has been a big part of the county for many years and will be missed by everyone at the club,” the statement read. He said Catigan was an “inspiration” for young athletes.

“Scottish Rugby is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Scotland international Siobhan Katigan. The Scottish Rugby Union said in a statement, “The thoughts of all of our people and players are with Siobhan’s family and many colleagues in Stirling County and Scotland at this incredibly difficult time.”

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Fans and fellow rugby players have shared messages of condolences and support on social media.

The Italian Rugby Federation called Catigan “A talented player and a great competitorWhile rugby legend Sir Bill Beaumont said in a tweet posted on Wednesday he was “deeply saddened to hear of the tragic passing”.

“She was a great player and an inspiration to many,” Beaumont wrote.

Catigan made his international debut with Scotland at the 2018 Six Nations against Wales. Back-row won 19 caps between 2018 and 2021. Most recently, she played in Scotland’s World Cup Europe qualifier against Spain in September.

Katigan studied criminology and sociology at the University of Stirling before earning her master’s degree in sports psychology.

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