Tributes flow for late Wallabies lock Vickerman

9:26 AM GMT

Wallabies both past and present have led the tributes for late Test lock Dan Vickerman.

The rugby world was shocked to hear of Vickerman’s passing after he was found dead at home in Sydney on Sunday morning. The death is not being treated as suspicious.

Vickerman was renowned for his physicality and set-piece prowess at both international and Super Rugby level, but it was his personable and team-first demeanour that teammates recalled via social media on Sunday.

Current Wallabies captain Stephen Moore was among those to express his condolences, tweeting Vickerman was someone “everyone loved playing alongside”.

Vicks was somebody everyone loved playing alongside. Learnt so much from him. Thinking of his family and team mates. Rest in peace mate.

— Stephen Moore (@stevemoore83) February 19, 2017

Incredibly sad to wake up to the news about Dan Vickerman. One of the greats on & off the field Thoughts are with his family
Rest Easy Vicks

— James Horwill (@JHorwill) February 19, 2017

Very saddened to learn of the passing of Dan Vickerman. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children, friends and family. #RIPVicks

— Michael Lynagh (@LynaghMichael) February 19, 2017

Incredibly saddened waking up to the news of Dan Vickerman. A true gentleman of the game. Thoughts are with his family.
Rest easy Vicks

— Adam Ashley-Cooper (@AdamCoopy) February 19, 2017

Just horrible sad news to wake to.. The big V.. Always a protector for me on the field & a great drinking partner off it.. Rest easy Vicks

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