Last Updated on December 19, 2023, 10:00 am
Wales Rugby League Mourns Dale Tucker, a Former Athlete who Played for Newport Saracens for Over a Decade
Dale Tucker, a 32-year-old former rugby player from Newport, England, passed away unexpectedly. He was a former Wales Dragonhearts and Wale U19 international rugby player. His heartbroken father shared the tragic news of his passing in a post on Facebook. Wales Rugby League also confirmed the news and paid tribute to the late athlete on their website.
Who was Dale Tucker?
Dale Tucker was a native of Newport, England. He played for Torfaen Tigers in 2021, and his last match before his retirement was with Newport Saracens in a recent WRL League East 4 win over Bedwellty. He began his career in rugby league as a junior with Newport Titan and won one U19 cap for Wales in 2009 and helped his team achieve an impressive 30-6 win over Scotland U19.
He played for Wales Dragonhearts in 2011-12 in four matches, three in 2011 and earned his team a “grand slam,” defeating England, Ireland, and Scotland. His stunning performance earned him the Wales Dragonhearts “Young Player of the Year” award in 2011. In rugby union, he played for Newport Saracens for over a decade. His club described him as “one of the finest to ever wear red and black.” He retired from rugby earlier this year.
He was a beloved son, a caring partner, and a devoted father of two, a son and a daughter. He loved his family. His younger brother followed in his footsteps and also became a rugby player. His sudden, unexpected death has left his family and friends aggrieved and the entire rugby community mourning.
What happened to Dale Tucker?
Dale Tucker passed away unexpectedly. His father, Troy Tucker, announced the sad news in a post on social media. The cause of death is not mentioned. It is unclear how the legendary athlete died. His family and close friends did not disclose the cause of his tragic demise.
It is requested that all respect the family’s privacy and give them space to mourn their beloved family member. Losing a loved one is always hard, but losing such a young life so suddenly is even more devastating. Words fall short of describing how heartbroken and aggrieved his family and loved ones must be. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and fans during this challenging time.
We offer our sincerest condolences to the family, friends, and fans. May he rest in peace.
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