Article from: The Sydney Morning Herald.

This is the rugby league story that breaks your heart, then puts it back together.

Will Carrigan was an 82-kilogram front-rower for the Scone Thoroughbreds who, from the very first kick-off, would pick out an opposition player, put an imaginary target on his chest and run at him all day.

He was the player who made the tough hit-up nobody else wanted to make. Bring down the big bloke nobody could get near. Made the desperate tackle that stopped the try.

“Will came on and made a million tackles and led by example,” says former teammate Tim Smith. “He ran and tackled as hard as anyone you ever saw. I grew up with him then went away but came back and played the last five or so years with him.”