Sydney- Australia's rugby league community is in mourning after the death of
a player in the second-tier Queensland Cup on Monday.
James Ackerman, a forward for Sunshine Coast Falcons in Queensland's top
state league, was rushed to hospital on Saturday after suffering a serious
injury in a tackle during a match in Brisbane.
Ackerman did not regain consciousness over the weekend, state media
reported, and on Monday the state's rugby league governing body announced his
death at the age of 25.
"This is obviously a very difficult and traumatic time for a
considerable amount of people - and we ask for the privacy of the family to be
respected," QRL managing director Robert Moore said in a statement.