Jones pays tribute to Dan Vickerman

  • Vickerman played 63 Tests for Australia
  • Jones gave him his national debut in 2002

England head coach Eddie Jones has paid tribute to former Australia international Dan Vickerman who has sadly passed away, aged 37.

Vickerman played 63 Tests for Australia after making his debut in 2002 and appeared in three World Cups.

Former Australia head coach Jones gave the lock his Wallabies debut and he described him as a "wonderfully committed team player".

Jones added: "On behalf of the RFU and myself, I would like to send my condolences to Dan Vickerman's family, Sarah and the two kids.

"He was a wonderfully committed team player and a good guy. He will be sorely missed by the rugby community." 

Vickerman, who retired in 2012, had a spell at Northampton Saints and also played in the Varsity match twice, captaining Cambridge to victory in 2009.