Dan’s passing is a very sad moment for our tight SUFC community.

We send our thoughts and love to Dan’s young family.

We would encourage anyone affected by this terribly sad news to support each other and to contact the club if they would like to talk. The strength of our community is how we support each other, and it starts with asking for help. 

Along with his 63 tests for the Wallabies we’re especially proud to claim Dan as an SUFC great. Since coming to Australia in 2000, SUFC was not only the foundation of his Australian rugby career, but it’s where many of his Australian mateships were formed. His first year with the Club saw him score 7 tries and named best forward, his SUFC career spanned from 2001-11 and saw him play 49 1st Grade games, including 3 Grand Finals. Dan then become part of the coaching team from 2012-14. Many of us will either have worn the jersey with him, cheered him on from the stand, or in time have been coached by him and even mentored by him in his work with SURPASS.

Dan played tough and hard without compromise. He stood just as tall as a mate and a gentleman. We’re ever grateful to have him in our lives.

Angus Stuart
President, SUFC