Huddersfield Giants Super League stars have been leading the tributes to teenage teammate Ronan Costello, who has tragically lost his fight for life.

The 17-year-old centre or back-row forward was injured during Saturday’s Academy Under 19s home game against Salford Red Devils.

He was rushed to Leeds General Infirmary where he was placed on a life support machine.

Ronan Costello

But the club and the Costello family released a joint statement at 3pm today announcing he had passed away.

Huddersfield’s top Super League stars were close to the talented teenager, who regularly trained with the first-team squad, and were quick to turn to social media to express their sadness.

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There were also personal messages on twitter from Ronan’s Academy coach Chris Thorman, the Giants Head of Youth Performance Andy Kelly and top Super League referee Richard Silverwood.

There were also numerous messages from former teammates and players from rival Super League clubs.

Here are just a few messages: