Nottingham Rugby Death

Tributes are being paid to an "exceptionally talented" international rugby player who died in a road accident.

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Nottingham Rugby's match called off after player's death

Nottingham’s scheduled match against Loughborough Students, on Saturday 18 August, has now been cancelled after the death of Mitchell Todd in a car accident last night.

He was an exceptional talent and a highly valued member of the squad, and he will be missed by all those that knew him. Our thoughts are with Mitchell’s family and friends at this difficult time.

– Nottingham Rugby statement

Scottish rugby statement on death of Nottingham rugby star

Scottish Rugby say they are saddened to learn of the death of Mitchell Todd, the former Scotland under-20 lock who was at the start of a promising career as a rugby professional. He was 21. Todd, a product of the Scottish Exiles, died in a car accident near Normanton-on-the-Wolds yesterday.

Mitch was a quiet, sensitive bloke with a real steely determination never more evident than on the rugby pitch. He was a real athlete, somebody who was late to the game and was developing all the time.

In 2011, Todd played in ten games for Scotland under-20, starting in eight of them, including all of Scotland matches in that year's IRB Junior World Championship.

– Rob Brierley, Scottish Rugby Performance Development Manager for Exiles

Mitchell Bauld Todd, who qualified for Scotland through his Edinburgh born father, represented the Scottish Exiles at under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-20 levels. His progress was being monitored by the national squad.

He was a popular member of the squad and a guy I really enjoyed coaching. He came up from Nottingham and put in a lot of hard work.

Scottish Rugby extends its sincere condolences to all Mitchell Todd family and friends.

– Peter Wright, Todd's forwards coach
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