Nick Tooth, 25, dies making tackle in Australian club match

Nick Tooth
Tooth, 25, studied agricultural economics at the University of Sydney

A 25-year-old fly-half has died after suffering a head injury while making a tackle for his Australian club side.

Quirindi Lions' Nick Tooth was airlifted to hospital after a clash of heads while playing Narrabri Blue Boars on Saturday, and died despite surgery.

"There was no foul play, nothing untoward about it at all. Sadly it was just a very tragic accident," club president Charles Murray told ABC, Australia's public broadcaster.

"He was a lovely kid."

Former Wallabies scrum-half Nick Farr-Jones said the New South Wales Rugby Union - which he chairs - would provide "ongoing" support to Tooth's family.

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