NORTH Queensland Cowboys and Mackay Cutters players have been offered counselling as the two rugby league clubs come to grips with the sudden death of promising players Regan Grieve and Hayden Butler.
In dual tragedies to rock rugby league on the eve of a new season, welfare officers from the NRL and Queensland rugby league have flown to north Queensland to help family and friends come to terms with the twin deaths.
Police have ruled out suspicious circumstances in relation to the two deaths.
Grieve, 18, was being remembered as “a leader” with the Queensland under-18s co-captain on the pathway to NRL stardom having built an impressive junior career littered with titles, rep selections and achievements.
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