Former Ireland international Willie Duggan passes away aged 67

Willie Duggan, regarded as one of Ireland’s greatest ever rugby players, has died at the age of 67.

Duggan passed away at his home in Dunmore near Kilkenny city following a suspected heart attack.

He will be remembered as an outstanding number eight for Leinster who won 41 caps as an Ireland international between 1975 and 1984.

He played in all four Tests during the Lions tour 1977 to New Zealand which the All Blacks won 3-1.

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