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The Tigers are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Tiger 649 Darryl Van de Velde who passed away on Tuesday.

A former Queensland Rugby League director, Darryl made a significant contribution to the game as a player, coach and administrator.

Van de Velde served on the board of the QRL for more than 10 years, giving back to the game as the Hostplus Cup clubs competitions director.

On the field, Van de Velde donned the boots during one of the toughest and most competitive periods in the game’s history, with his exploits in the Brisbane Rugby League leading to his selection in the 1977 Queensland representative side.

With an unwavering love for the game, a former Tigers, Souths and Redcliffe player transitioned seamlessly into the coaching ranks.

A Life Member and former board member of Men of League,  Darryl shared many memorable rugby league moments with his wife Jacque and children, his biggest supporters.

Van de Velde was 72.