Rugby league mourns the passing of 20-year-old Keith Titmuss

    Manly Warringah Sea Eagles forward Keith Titmuss has died aged 20.

    (CNN)Rugby league is mourning the death of promising star Keith Titmuss who one official said "had the world at his feet" after the 20-year-old died suddenly on Monday.

    According to his club the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Titmuss was taken ill after a training session in the Sydney suburb of Narrabeen, Australia.
    He was taken by ambulance to Northern Beaches Hospital and later transferred to Royal North Shore Hospital, where he died shortly after.
      "We are all devastated by this news," said Sea Eagles coach Des Hasler.
      "Keith was a very popular character amongst the playing group. He will be sorely missed but never forgotten by the Sea Eagles."
      Titmuss, a prop forward who played for the Sea Eagles' junior teams before graduating to the club's National Rugby League (NRL) squad, scored the Sea Eagles' winning try in the National Youth Competition (NYC) Grand Final in 2017. He also won the club's players' player award in last year's Jersey Flegg Cup.
      The Sea Eagles celebrate Titmuss' try that sealed victory against the Parramatta Eels in the 2017 NYC Grand Final.
      "This is a tragic day for rugby league," said NRL CEO Andrew Abdo.
      "The game has lost a promising young player with the world at his feet. Keith had made it into Manly's Top 30 for the 2021 season after coming through the club's junior ranks.