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Raudonikis shattered by freak death

By on April 8, 2013

Tommy Raudonikis

Devastated … Tommy Raudonikis is coping with the loss of life of a grandson. Provide: News Restricted

Devastated rugby league great Tommy Raudonikis stated his teenage grandson Jake Kedzlie had “the world in the past of him” than a freak accident all over an underneath-16s recreation on Saturday claimed his existence.

Kedzlie’s domestic made the agonising determination to change off his existence enhance on Monday morning after he collapsed seconds after making a sort out participating in for the Sawtell Panthers at Rex Hardaker Oval, Toormina.

“It’s really devastating. He was best a lovely young boy,” Raudonikis suggested the Sydney Morning Herald.

Kedzlie used to be the son of Raudonikis’s daughter, Corryn, and the rugby league nice mentioned he and his family had been totally devastated by way of the ideas.

“We just can’t take into accout it. He had the world prematurely of him, and everyone cherished him,” said the former NSW and Australian halfback regarded one of the crucial hardest adult males to play rugby league.

“it may be unbelievable.”

A Coffs Harbour Well Being Campus spokeswoman said the domestic determined on Monday to show off the teen’s life toughen.

“The domestic have agreed to donate his organs,” she stated.

Kedzlie’s pals and teammates posted tributes to the teen on Facebook, describing him as a informed younger man and a “stunning soul”.

“this kind of proficient youthful man, I had the privilege to observe you play footy. My ideas and prayers exit to you and your family xx”, wrote Amanda Duggan.

Alex McNamara wrote that many at Toormina highschool can also be hurting.

“so many people at toormina extreme are going to be hurting as a result of (our) good friend isn’t going to be in school as of late or forever … your a really perfect participant Your gorgeous soul will take me and others to the very best … You made so many people satisfied.”

The Sawtell Panthers membership moreover provided condolences to his family on their Facebook net page.

“we’ve got Now lost an important youthful participant and extra importantly an excellent mate to the Sawtell Panther household and nearby,” the membership posted.

Raudonikis, who battled again from many bad accidents right through his occupation and as well as overcame cancer, mentioned his grandson would have performed NRL.

“I needless to say ultimate year, we acquired right here down and watched him play,” Raudonikis mentioned.

“They had been getting beaten 30-5 or one thing.

“Jake, simply with the help of sheer brilliance, obtained the sport for them.

“When I walked away I said: ‘This boy can play’.” 


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