Former New Zealand rugby player Billy Guyton has died today at the age of 33.
Guyton played as halfback for the Blues, Crusaders and Hurricanes and also represented the Māori All Blacks, Tasman and North Otago during his career.
The NZ Herald reports he was recently working as an assistant coach for the Tasman women’s team in the Farah Palmer Cup.
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Tasman Rugby confirmed his death in a post on social media.
“It is with great sadness to hear of the passing of Billy Guyton (a 52 game Mako player, and recent coach of our FPC Mako team),” the union said in a statement.
“Billy was a much-loved member of our whole Tasman Rugby Union team and had a positive impact on those he played alongside and coached. Billy has been a major contributor to the development of women’s rugby across our Tasman…