Welsh Rugby International Dies In Car Crash

A woman who died in a crash in Neath Port Talbot has been named as Wales rugby international Elli Norkett.

Norkett, 20, from Llandarcy, Neath, had been the youngest player in the 2014 Rugby World Cup. She died in a two-car collision at about 7.40pm on Saturday.


Her family described her as “kind-hearted and caring”. In a statement, they said:

“She was the youngest player in the Rugby World Cup and had gained four Welsh senior caps at the age of 17.
“Elli also represented Wales at Sevens and was selected for the Great Britain Students Sevens.
“On the club front she was proud to represent Swansea Ladies and the Ospreys.
“Elli was loved and valued by many and has touched the hearts of all her family and friends due to her kind nature and endearing personality.”

A spokesman for the WRU said:

“A talented, dedicated player and popular teammate, Elli was a treasured member of the Welsh rugby family.
“Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with her friend and family. May she rest in peace.



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