WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 09: Lock Dan Vickerman of Australia celebrates following his team's victory during quarter final three of the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Australia at Wellington Regional Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Former Wallaby Daniel Vickerman dies

Australian rugby is in shock after the sudden death of former Wallabies star Dan Vickerman.

The 37-year-old passed away on Saturday night. It’s believed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. He leaves behind a wife and two young children.

Vickerman played 63 Tests for Australia between 2002 to 2011, including that year’s World Cup in which Australia made the semi-final.

He was forced to prematurely retire in 2012 due to persistent problems with stress fractures in his right leg.

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