NRL player Troy Dargan passes away following a motorcycle accident in the Cook Islands.

Canberra Raiders recruit tragically dies at the age of 26 during Christmas holiday with his family

Troy Dargan, the NRL player, has passed away in a motorcycle accident while vacationing in the Cook Islands.

Dargan played two NRL games in 2020, both for South Sydney, and recently joined Canberra on a two-year contract for the upcoming season.

The news of his death was confirmed by his management Aria Sports Group through social media on Christmas Day.

Affectionately known as “TJ”, Dargan was 26 years old.

“With heavy hearts, we share the tragic news of TJ’s untimely passing. He and his family were on holiday in the Cook Islands when TJ was involved in a motorcycle accident,” the statement from Aria Sports Group expressed.

“TJ will be deeply missed, and our thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

Dargan, who represented the Australian schoolboys and NSW under-20s, was named as the halfback in the 2016 Holden Cup team of the year while playing for Parramatta.

He later joined Brisbane and played for their reserve grade affiliates Norths from 2018 to 2019 before reuniting with his former Broncos coach Wayne Bennett at the Rabbitohs.

Dargan made his first-grade debut in May 2020 against the Sydney Roosters after the NRL returned from a Covid-enforced break. He played alongside club legend Adam Reynolds as a halfback twice while Cody Walker was suspended, but returned to the bench once Walker resumed his regular position in round five that season.

After representing Manly’s NSW Cup affiliate Blacktown Workers six times in the 2023 season, Dargan signed with the Raiders for this season.

Furthermore, he also represented the Cook Islands in international matches twice and scored two tries in a 38-16 victory over the United States towards the end of 2019.

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