Siobhan Cattigan Death – Scotland International rugby union player dies at 26

By | December 1, 2021

Siobhan Cattigan Death: Siobhan Cattigan, 26-year-old, a Scottish rugby union player who has been representing Scotland in international rugby since 2018 passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021. She was among the Scottish team selected in 2021 to be among the Scottish team for the  Women’s Six Nations Championship and started in the first match against England in position 8, alongside skipper Rachel Malcolm and Rachel McLachlan.

She is born on April 11, 1995, in Callender, Scotland, she started playing rugby at the age of five for McLaren minis in her hometown of Callander that was coached by her father who was a player at the club. Her father was in her playing career at Stirling County Ladies, she continued playing until the age of 12 years when she started high school. She played one season at U15s for Monklands Girls Team, in Coatbridge. She stop playing for the rest of the high school and later continued at the age of 19 years at the University of Stirling. She studied Criminology and Sociology at the University of Stirling and is following this with a master’s in Sports Psychology. In 2018 she made her international debut in the 2018 Women’s Six Nations Championship in a match between Wales and Scotland, coming off the bench and into blindside flanker. The team lost out 18-17, having fought back from being 13-0 down at the break.

She received the War Memorial Prize from her high school in recognition of her charity work for Yorkhill Children’s Foundation. She began playing for Stirling County Ladies in 2014  alongside playing for the University of Stirling team. She captained the team that won the BUCS league in the season 2016 and 2017. She played inside center for her University and Stirling County, before moving into the back-row, usually in position 6 or 8, for both club rugby and for Scotland. In 2017 she was invited to join the Scottish Rugby pathway squad and was included in the squad that beat Spain in an uncapped fixture in November 2017. She was part of the team that saw an away win against Ireland in the 2018 Women’s Six Nations Championship – their first away win in 12 years. She toured with the Scottish team in South Africa in 2019, winning against the South African team in Cape Town.

Siobhan Cattigan’s obituary and memorial service will be organized by the family