The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles family is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of player Keith Titmuss today.
A member of the full-time NRL squad, Titmuss, 20, took ill after training at Narrabeen this morning.
He was transported by ambulance to nearby Northern Beaches Hospital before being transferred to Royal North Shore Hospital. Keith passed away a short time later.
Keith was a very promising young forward who had come through the Sea Eagles junior representative teams as a teenager.
He scored the match-winning try for the Sea Eagles in the 2017 NYC Grand Final and was named the Manly Jersey Flegg Cup Players' Player in 2019.
Sea Eagles Coach Des Hasler said the Club had today lost a member of its family.
“We are all devastated by this news,’’ Hasler said.
“Keith was a very popular character amongst the playing group. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten by the Sea Eagles.”
Sea Eagles CEO Stephen Humphreys said it was a very sad day for the Club.
“Our Club sends its deepest condolences to Keith’s family and friends and will provide them with all of the support they need during this difficult period,’’ Humphreys said.
“We are working with the NRL’s Wellbeing team to offer support and counselling to our playing group and staff.”
The Titmuss family has asked for privacy during this most distressing time.