Nottingham Rugby pays tribute to Mitchell Todd who died
tragically earlier this year.
The Green and Whites honour the memory of the talented young
lock who had already made a big impression on the squad by
keeping his profile and playing details online.
Having come through the Nottingham Rugby Academy, the
21-yaer-old had blazed an impressive trail on the domestic and
international game as a junior Scotland representative.
Mitchell starred for the Scottish Exiles at under-17, under-18,
under-19 and under-20 levels. His progress was being
monitored by the national squad.
In between playing a leading role in Nottingham's quarter final
run in the British and Irish Cup in 2011/12, he featured
prominently for Leicester Lions and also had a spell at Birmingham
Mitchell was rewarded with his fist professional contract with
Nottingham in May, 2012 and was in eye catching form throughout
Nottingham Rugby Chief Executive Simon Beatham said the club
would always cherish the memory of a talented player and
outstanding young man.
"A shining star of the rugby world has been lost, but we will
always remember a the great times we had with him and the huge
impact he made on all of us," Beatham said.
A minute silence in Mitchell's honour will be observed before
kick-off against Leeds Carnegie on Friday, August 31 (7.45pm
The club again thanks everyone for the messages of condolence
that have flooded in and our greatest sympathies are with
Mitchell's family and friends.