Former Ireland captain Willie Duggan has died, it has been announced.
The Kilkenny-born number 8 was one of Ireland's stars of the 1970s and '80s. He played 41 times for his country.
Described by the Kilkenny People today as "the greatest ever number 8 in World rugby", Duggan died suddenly at his home aged 67.
Part of the Lions team in 1977 that had a 3-1 series defeat to New Zealand, Duggan started all four Test matches. He was one of only four Irish players on the tour.
Duggan holds a unique place in the history of the Five Nations. Along with Wale's Geoff Wheel, the duo were the first players to be sent off, after a 1977 fight.
Since the news of his death broke, the rugby world have paid tribute to the former Ireland and Lions star.
— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) August 28, 2017
Sad news today that Ireland legend Willie Duggan has passed away. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family & friends. May he rest in peace pic.twitter.com/HVFUfOaUXH
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) August 28, 2017
— High Noon (@HighNoonNT) August 28, 2017
Had the pleasure of working for the great Willie Duggan for the last few month,a true gent wit some fantastic stories to tell. RIP Willie
— Paul Wynne (@paulwynne100) August 28, 2017