USAFL Mourns Tragic Loss of a Chicago Swan

The USAFL is extremely sad to report that a player from the Chicago Swans was tragically killed in an hit-and-run just days before Christmas. 

James Rapley, 29, had been living in Chicago for the past six months, playing with the Swans. "He was so enthusiastic about playing and competing and while he was hard on the field, he was also a top bloke off it," said Jason Wilhem, Ruckman for the Swans, "[he was] Just one of those types of people you wanted to be around and talk with."

James was heading back to Australia for Christmas and had left Chicago a little early to avoid any possible bad weather. He had been biking around LA when he was hit from behind by a motor vehicle.

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