Vale Shane Nightingale

by Reds Media Unit

The Queensland Rugby community is mourning the loss of Queensland Representative #931, Shane Nightingale, who passed on Monday after a long battle with cancer.

A product of Brothers Rugby Club and St Columban's College Albion, Shane made his debut for Queensland 1980, and went on to play 33 games for his state before retiring in 1988.

The backrower also played five uncapped games for the Wallabies, touring New Zealand in 1982.

Shane featured in 100 First Grade games for Brothers Rugby Club in Brisbane from 1979 to 1986.

Shane won five Premier Grade titles in the butcher’s stripes (1980-1984), and in 1982, received the J.P. Gralton Memorial Trophy, awarded to the player who shows the most resilience at the club.

He also represented Queensland Country, spending two seasons playing for the Burdekin Rugby Union Club in the Townsville competition in 1987 and 1988.

The QRU will announce funeral details in due course.