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Former Scotland and Hull KR prop Adam Walker dies aged 31

Scotland Rugby League said it was 'shocked and saddened' by the news.

Former Hull KR and Scotland forward Adam Walker dies at age of 31 Getty Images

Hull KR have announced the death of former player Adam Walker at the age of 31.

Walker, a prop forward who played with twin brother Jonathan for Scotland in the 2013 World Cup, made over 100 appearances for Rovers from 2013-16 and was in the Salford team that reached the 2019 Grand Final.

Walker also played for Wakefield, Huddersfield and St Helens before finishing his career at Leigh in 2020.

In a tweet, his old club said: “Hull KR are saddened to learn of Adam Walker’s passing. The club’s thoughts are with his family and friends.”

The cause of Walker’s death has not been publicised.

In a statement Scotland Rugby League said: “Scotland Rugby League, Hull Kingston Rovers and the wider sport of Rugby League have been shocked and saddened today by news of the death of Adam Walker at the age of 31.

Scotland Rugby League’s operations director Gavin Scott added: “Adam played with pride every time he stepped on the pitch for Scotland and was a member of our 2013 World Cup squad and a part of our 2014 European Championship winning squad.

“Our thoughts are with Adam’s family and friends at this time.”