Jack Cutcliffe farewelled by hundreds of mourners at TRECC in Tamworth

Jack Cutcliffe farewelled.
Jack Cutcliffe farewelled.

HUNDREDS of mourners packed out TRECC on Thursday morning to farewell young Pirates player and McCarthy College student, Jack Cutcliffe.

The 16-year-old died suddenly on March 30, sending shock waves through the tight-knit rugby community as clubs from across the region paid tribute to the much-loved player.

LOST BROTHER: The Pirates pause for a minutes silence to remember Jack Cutcliffe in their trial game against Balmain on Saturday. Photo: Peter Hardin

LOST BROTHER: The Pirates pause for a minutes silence to remember Jack Cutcliffe in their trial game against Balmain on Saturday. Photo: Peter Hardin

Jack’s coach Sean Tufrey told The Leader at the time he “was the type of bloke anyone could talk to, from retirees to the blokes he was playing with. He had time for anyone and everyone”.

The talented number six captained his team last year and was set to lead the team again this season.

Jack is being remembered as a “very popular, hard-working” student with a great sense of humour.

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