New Zealand rugby star dies aged 33 – 5 years after he was pressured to retire from the game with concussion issues
- Former Tremendous Rugby star Billy Guyton died aged 33 on Monday
- Guyton performed for the Blues, Crusaders and Hurricanes in Tremendous Rugby
- He additionally performed for Tasman 52 occasions and represented the Maori All Blacks
The world of New Zealand rugby has been left in shock by the sudden loss of life of Billy Guyton, who handed away on Monday aged 33.
The halfback, who performed for the Blues, Crusaders and Hurricanes in Tremendous Rugby, was pressured to retire in 2018 due to concussion signs.
Tasman Rugby introduced Guyton’s loss of life with a submit on social media.
It’s with nice disappointment to listen to of the passing of Billy Guyton (a 52 sport Mako participant, and up to date coach of our FPC Mako crew), it mentioned.
‘Billy was a much-loved member of our entire Tasman Rugby Union crew and had a optimistic affect on these he performed alongside and coached.
Former Tremendous Rugby star Billy Guyton died prematurely on Monday on the age of 33
‘Billy has been a serious contributor to the event of girls’s rugby throughout our Tasman area.
‘Our condolences and aroha are prolonged to Billy’s whāanau, buddies and colleagues throughout this unhappy time.’
Born in South Canterbury, Guyton’s profession at a provincial degree started with North Otago the place he represented the province between 2010 and 2012.
He moved to Tasman the next yr and made 52 appearances between 2013 and 2017.
Having made a single look for the Crusaders and the Hurricanes in Tremendous Rugby, he joined the Blues in 2016 and performed 24 occasions for the franchise throughout two seasons.
In the identical yr, he was additionally chosen for the Māori All Blacks’ tour of the northern hemisphere, the place he began towards Irish rugby giants Munster and featured as an alternative towards English membership Harlequins.
Guyton performed for the Blues, Hurricanes and Crusaders in Tremendous Rugby
The halfback performed 52 video games for Tasman between 2013 and 2017, earlier than retiring in 2018
‘We’re shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of life of Billy Guyton,’ the Blues mentioned in a press release.
‘He was a gifted rugby participant, who made 24 appearances for the Blues between 2016-2017.
‘We can not think about the heartache his household and buddies should be feeling at this tough time. To everybody who knew Billy, we ship them our honest sympathy.’
Final yr, Guyton began working as an assistant coach with the Tasman Union girls’s provincial crew and guided the Marist facet to a title within the senior girls’s competitors.