Scottish Rugby has announced the sad passing of Scotland international Siobhan Cattigan at the age of 26.
Cattigan, who was a back-row for Scotland on 19 occasions, died on Friday due to “tragic circumstances” according to her club Stirling.
A Scottish Rugby statement read: “Scottish Rugby is deeply saddened to hear Scotland international Siobhan Cattigan has died.
“The thoughts of all our people and players go out to Siobhan’s family and many team-mates at Stirling County and Scotland at this incredibly difficult time.
“Specialist Scottish Rugby employees are now providing ongoing support to those most closely affected.”
Stirling also released a statement on Wednesday: “It’s with a heavy heart we pass on the news of the tragic passing of Siobhan (Shibby) on Friday 26 November.
“Shibby has been a big part of County for many years and will be hugely missed by everyone at the club. She was central to the development of women’s rugby within the club and an inspiration to the girls in the youth section.
“Shibby was a team-mate and friend and we deeply mourn her loss. Our love, thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with Shibby’s family at this devastating time.
“We very much hope their privacy will be respected by everyone as they deal with their tragic loss.”