Mitchell Todd, who was being hailed as a future star for the Scotland Rugby Team has, sadly been killed in a car crash at the youthful age of 21 years.
The youngster, who has represented his country in the international stage, succumbed to his injuries sustained in the crash near Nottinghamshire, England last Wednesday. According to the police, he was found crushed inside a Citroen C3 just before 6 in the morning and medics were rushed on to the scene immediately. However, the youngster was pronounced dead on the scene itself.
The 21 year old was a youth product of the Scottish Exiles, a training program that is aimed at developing youngsters of Scottish descent outside the borders of the country, run by the Scottish Rugby Union. Although Todd was born in England, he qualified to play for the Scotland Rugby Team by virtue of his father being born and raised in the Scottish city of Edinburgh and played for The Exiles at the age levels from Under-17 through to Under-20.
He garnered a lot of positive responses with his performances and was even being monitored as a future prospect for the senior national team. In 2011 itself, Todd played 10 matches for the Under-20 national team, starting in as many as 8 of those games and was even a part of the playing squad at the IRB Junior World Championship. And speaking about his untimely death, Rob Brierley, the performance manager for the Scottish players based in England stated that Todd was an extremely quiet and sensitive lad, but had a lot of determination and courage on the pitch.
Since his death, a lot of tribute has poured in for the player who was being seen as a bright start of the future for the Scotland Rugby Team that has seen its players fail to live up to the expectations in recent years.