Australia’s sporting world in mourning

THE Wallabies will honour Phillip Hughes in their clash with England at Twickenham this weekend by wearing black armbands.

A tribute is also expected prior to kick off, with the sporting world in shock after news of the cricketer’s passing on Thursday afternoon.

The 25-year-old’s life support was turned off after he failed to regain consciousness from a severe blow to the head from a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game at the SCG on Tuesday.


Tributes have been flooding in from around the world as family, friends and fans of the cricketing star come to terms with his passing.

Hughes would have been preparing to wear the baggy green for the 27th time as he played against India at the Gabba in a week’s time.