Dan Vickerman suicide
The Rugby Union community has been left shattered by the sudden death of former Wallabies forward Dan Vickerman overnight.
Vickerman was found dead by his wife at their Sydney family home early this morning.
He was 37.
The circumstances of his death have not yet been made public, but it is understood that his death is being investigated as a suicide.
Vickerman was born in Cape Town, South Africa but played the bulk of his career in his adopted nation of Australia.
He played 63 Tests for the Wallabies, making his Test debut in Sydney against France in 2002, ultimately retiring in 2012 due to a persistent leg injury.
Post football, Vickerman worked in the real estate and development industry.
He had also remained involved in the game as part of the Sydney Rugby Business Network and helping at Sydney University Rugby club until last year.
Vickerman leaves behind a wife, Sarah, and two young children.