Harlequins rugby player Seb Adeniran-Olule has died after being involved in a road traffic collision, his club have said. Adeniran-Olule, a prop for the Premiership club’s academy, representated England Under-20s and made his first-team debut earlier this season, going on to make three appearances for the senior side.
In a statement, Harlequins said they were “deeply saddened” by the news. . Director of rugby Conor O’Shea added that Adeniran-Olule was an “incredible talent” that would be missed by the entire club.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Seb’s family and friends at this difficult time. Seb was an incredible talent and had already represented England at under age level as well as making his senior debut for Quins at just 20. He will be sorely missed by the whole squad as well as by the wider Club.”
The forward, who also played in the prop position, had been heavily involved with the club since the age of 13 and was described as one of its “most promising youngsters”.
He also won caps for the England under-20s team, with the Rugby Football Union’s John Fletcher saying: “I’m devastated. He was a fantastic kid.”
He added: “He was one of the most skillful players in his position I have ever seen. He always played the game with a big smile on his face and could do some phenomenal things with the ball. As a character he was quiet, had incredible work rate, was popular and first to learn. On the pitch he would get you off your seat and as a front-row player that is fairly rare”
“He should be remembered as a great kid, I loved coaching him. It’s a tragic loss.”
Source: Telegraph/Evening Standard/Rugby Union