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Scotland Under-20 lock dies
ESPN Staff
August 17, 2012
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Nottingham have confirmed that former Scotland Under-20 international Mitchell Todd has died.

Nottinghamshire Police named 21-year-old Todd as the victim of a car accident near Normanton-on-the-Wolds on Wednesday. Todd was pronounced dead at the scene.

Todd had just finished a degree in sports therapy at Coventry University and turned out for Nottingham in the British & Irish Cup last term. They said in a statement: "He was an exceptional talent and a highly-valued member of the squad, and he will be missed by all of those that knew him. Our thoughts are with Mitchell's family and friends at this difficult time."

Todd won 10 Scotland Under-20 caps and also turned out in the IRB Junior World Championship. Rob Brierley, the Scottish Rugby Union's performance development manager for Exiles, said: "Mitch was a quiet, sensitive bloke with a real steely determination never more evident than on the rugby pitch. He was a real athlete, somebody who was late to the game and was developing all the time."

The SRU added: "Scottish Rugby extends its sincere condolences to all Mitchell Todd's family and friends."

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