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Souths Logan Magpies paused to remember former Jillaroo Jackie White on the weekend, after she passed away last Thursday, aged 49.

White was a Souths Logan women's player between 2009-14, having earlier represented Australia's national women's team in fivefrom 1996-98.

Players and supporters from both Souths Logan and Toowoomba Valleys paid their respects by observing a minute's silence prior to kick-off in their match at Davies Park.

Souths Logan coach Rob Brough remembered a player who was tough as nails and only happy to share her years of experience.

"Going on appearance, I doubt anyone would have picked Jackie as a football player, let alone one who could upend you with flawless technique," said Brough.

"She had a way of dropping just a touch and then slamming her opponent with perfect timing. She was tough, courageous, respectful of the game and her team, and a player you could simply rely on to do a job.

"Jackie typified the mindset and fabric of Souths in those early years.

"I have nothing but fond memories of our time together."

Former Australian captain and club teammate Karyn Murphy said that White was feared on the field and loved off it.

"Jackie was known as a brutal defender that nobody wanted to run at," said Murphy.

"But she also had an infectious smile and that was something people would always comment about."

In addition to her love of rugby league, White was passionate about wildlife and animal welfare, a State Emergency Services volunteer and stern marriage equality advocate.

This story will continue to be updated with tributes as they are received.

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