Sunday, August 18, 2019

Professional rugby player Archie Bruce, 20, is found dead in his hotel room

A 20-year-old professional rugby league player has been found dead in his hotel bedroom.

Batley Bulldogs scrum-half Archie Bruce only made his debut for the West Yorkshire club last night against Toulouse.

The team lost 46-0 and it is understood they stayed in the French city overnight for the Betfred Championship match.

Club chairman Kevin Nicholas said in a statement: 'Batley Bulldogs are greatly saddened to announce the passing of their player Archie Bruce who was found in his hotel bedroom early this morning having made his debut against Toulouse the previous evening.'