Doncaster Knights prop forward Ian Williams has died after collapsing in training, the Championship club confirmed on Tuesday.
The Knights confirmed the sad news on Tuesday and thanked emergency services for their efforts to save him
A statement released by Doncaster read: “It is with great sadness that Doncaster RFC announces the passing of prop forward Ian Williams.
“Ian collapsed at training at Castle Park this morning and, despite the best efforts of the emergency response team, could not be resuscitated.
Ian joined the Club in summer 2017 from Rotherham Titans and quickly became a well-liked member of the Knights squad making six appearances for the Club.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to Ian’s mother Pippa, father Phillip & and sister Helen and are working with a counselling team in the best interest of Ian’s teammates.”
Thoughts are with everyone @DoncasterKnight and the family and friends of Ian Williams.
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