Mitchell Todd

Mitchell Todd

Scottish Rugby is saddened to learn of the death of Mitchell Todd, the former Scotland under-20 lock who was at the start of a promising career as a rugby professional.  He was 21.

Todd, a product of the Scottish Exiles, died in a car accident near Normanton-on-the-Wolds, in south Nottinghamshire, yesterday.

Mitchell Bauld Todd, who qualified for Scotland through his Edinburgh born father, represented the Scottish Exiles at under-17, under-18, under-19 and under-20 levels.  His progress was being monitored by the national squad.

He played his club rugby for Nottingham but had also represented, Nuneaton, Leicester Lions and Moseley.

Rob Brierley, Scottish Rugby’s Performance Development Manager for Exiles, said: “Mitch was a quiet, sensitive bloke with a real steely determination never more evident than on the rugby pitch.  He was a real athlete, somebody who was late to the game and was developing all the time.”

In 2011, Todd played in ten games for Scotland under-20, starting in eight of them, including all of Scotland’s matches in that year’s IRB Junior World Championship.

Peter Wright, his forwards’ coach at that time, said: “He was a popular member of the squad and a guy I really enjoyed coaching. He came up from Nottingham and put in a lot of hard work.”

Scottish Rugby extends its sincere condolences to all Mitchell Todd’s family and friends.