A true gentleman of the game: Rugby world mourns Vickerman

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The world of rugby was in mourning on Sunday following the death of former Australia lock Dan Vickerman at the age of 37.

Born in South Africa, Vickerman earned 63 Test caps for the Wallabies and represented the Brumbies and Waratahs in Super Rugby. He also enjoyed a brief stint in England with Northampton Saints.

His passing was confirmed by the Australian Rugby Union (ARU), although no details of the cause of death were disclosed.

The official Twitter account of the Wallabies led the tributes to Vickerman, and respects were paid across the rugby world via social media.