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Wests Tigers would like to pass on the condolences of everyone at the Club to the family and friends of Phillip Hughes after he tragically passed away on Thursday afternoon.

The thoughts of all Wests Tigers players, coaches and staff are with Phillip’s family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.

Hughes, who played 26 Test Matches and 25 One Day Internationals for Australia, played for Western Suburbs in Sydney Grade Cricket.

He made his debut for Western Suburbs at the age of 17, playing alongside current Australian Captain and close friend Michael Clarke.

While working his way into the NSW side Hughes spent time working at Wests Ashfield Leagues during 2006 and 2007.

Hughes’ family, friends and the Australian cricketing community are set to farewell him next Wednesday in his hometown of Macksville.

Hughes’ tragic passing has affected people across Australia and around the world, whether they are cricket fans or not, and it’s no different at Wests Tigers.

The Club is sure that his memory will live on.

RIP Phillip Hughes – 1988-2014