Tributes paid to 'truly inspirational' rugby hero James Addyman - Ruck

Tributes paid to ‘truly inspirational’ rugby hero James Addyman

Tributes have been pouring in for a Keswick rugby player who has died of an aggressive form of bone cancer.

He had returned to playing rugby after losing an arm and shoulder to cancer.

James was originally diagnosed with an aggressive form of bone cancer in 2017 and had his right arm and shoulder joint removed and earlier this year he had further chemotherapy after cancerous nodules were found on his lung.

He also won at the Cumbria Sports Awards 2018, collecting the Be Inspired Award.

The team will retire the number four shirt in James’ honour.

Devastated to hear the sad news that James Addyman passed away earlier. A courageous young man who’ll be sorely missed by all here at Carlisle and the wider rugby community.”