Giess' death after night out with team shocks league

A TALENTED Queensland rugby league player has become the sixth young player to take his own life in the past two years.

Intrust Super Cup star Grant Giess, 25, was found dead during the early hours of Saturday morning following a night out in Brisbane with his East Tigers team mates.

It is understood Queensland police are investigating the circumstances surrounding his death but are not treating it as suspicious.

West's Tigers prop Mosese Fotuaika, Mackay Cutters' Hayden Butler and Cowboys trio Alex Elisala, Regan Grieve and Francis Winterstein have all taken their own lives over the past two years.

NRL officials are providing support to Giess' team-mates, family and friends.

If you or someone you know needs help, phone Lifeline on 131 114.

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