The Bishop Auckland rugby club are mourning the death of their 1st XV Players, Adam Brunskill. Adam Brunskill was reported to have tragically passed away earlier this week. His cause is not yet made known to the public.

Bishop Auckland rugby club released a statement about the shocking demise of Adam Brunskill in their official Facebook page.

The post reads..

With disbelief and complete agony I write tonight to say we have lost one of our very fine young men.

I counted Adam Brunskill as a friend from teenager to young adult. Like so many he grew up in our Club Family. A fierce player, no fear tackler.

“ The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.
Today, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.
Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay,
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose.
Eyes the shady night has shut
Cannot see the record cut,
And silence sounds no worse than cheers
After earth has stopped the ears.
Now you will not swell the rout
Of lads that wore their honours out,
Runners whom renown outran
And the name died before the man.
So set, before its echoes fade,
The fleet foot on the sill of shade,
And hold to the low lintel up
The still-defended challenge-cup.
And round that early-laurelled head
Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,
And find unwithered on its curls
The garland briefer than a girl’s”
AF

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The Sunderland RFC also reacted to the death Adam Brunskill, sending their tributes to Adam’s family and loved ones.

In an official Facebook post they wrote “From everyone at Sunderland RFC, we are sending our deepest condolences to Bishop Auckland rugby club at this very difficult time with the tragic loss of one of their 1st XV players Adam Brunskill earlier this week.

We always enjoy a physical encounter against Bishop and Adam was ever present in those games over the last few seasons, scoring a try at Ashbrooke in our most recent encounter. RIP Adam.”

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