Rugby league community in mourning

The East Campbelltown Eagles have paid tribute for former captain Wayde Dunley following his recent death.

The 28-year-old was fishing at Big Marley Beach in Bundeena on Saturday when he fell about 15 metres from a cliff, police media said.

He was airlifted to St George Hospital but a statement released today by NSW Police said he did not survive.

Mr Dunley – who still played for the Eagles – joined the club in 2009 and was part of the undefeated Group 6 premiership winning side in 2012.

He also captained the club to a Sydney Shield premiership in 2014.

The Eagles’ Daniel Draper paid tribute to Mr Dunley.

“He was such a loved player in the community,” he said.

“Everyone loved him and no one had a bad word to say about Wayde.”

A benefit night will be held at Club Menangle with proceeds going to Mr Dunley’s wife, Chelsea, and the couples child, Koa.

For more details about the benefit night call Daniel Draper on 0425 335 345 or visit the East Campbelltown Eagles Supporter Group Facebook page.