Tributes poured in for Steve Black from several former England rugby union and football internationals following the death of the well-known coach at the age of 64.
Black served on the Newcastle Falcons’ coaching team twice – in a variety of positions – as well as taking roles with the likes of Wales, the British and Irish Lions, Newcastle United and Sunderland.
He worked under Kevin Keegan during Newcastle’s successful spell in the 199srcs and was remembered fondly on Sunday by many who worked with and under him.
A renowned mentor and motivator, Black is best known to many for his close relationship with England great Jonny Wilkinson.
Wilkinson previously described Black as “the best at what he does” and the Falcons added on Sunday: “All at Newcastle Falcons are deeply saddened to learn of the death of our friend and former colleague, Steve Black.
“Blackie, as he was universally known, spent two spells on the club’s coaching staff – but he was so much more than that.
“Blackie was a friend to all of us – a proud Geordie who understood the value of people, and how to inspire them. O
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