Tuesday, 15 May 2018
Incredibly sad news...
Very sad to hear news of the two amateur rugby players who have died while on tour in Sri Lanka.
Thomas Howard (25) and Tom Baty (26) were admitted to hospital in Colombo with respiratory problems on Sunday morning and tragically have subsequently passed away.
They were on tour in Sri Lanka with Clems Pirates, a touring team based at Durham City RFC which regularly raises money for charity.
Rugby tours are generally the best of times but this must be just horrendous for all involved.
Our thoughts and sympathies are very much with their families, friends and teammates.