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Rodeo veteran is killed by a bull that charged at him

A man has died after he was charged by a bull at a rodeo event in Australia as onlookers watched in horror. 

Bruce Green, 62, was critically injured from the incident in Tamworth on Saturday.

A call was made to emergency services who then rushed to the Mr Green.  

Bruce Green (pictured), 62, has been killed after he was charged by a bull at a rodeo event in Tamworth, NSW

He was treated by paramedics at the venue on Goonoo Goonoo Road and was transported to Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital, according to 7 News.

Mr Green died in hospital. 

The Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA) have since paid tribute to 'Greenie' on Facebook.

Mr Green was rushed to Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital where we died. Pictured: stock image of a bull at a rodeo

Mr Green was a member of the organisation for a long time 

'Greenie has always 'been there', always part of the Rodeo, out there making it happen, never asking anything but always giving everything. A great bloke and a diamond in the rough. Generous in every way,' the tribute read.

'We are all in shock and deeply saddened. The Board and Members of the ABCRA extend our deepest sympathies to Bruce's family and friends.' 

'Greenie, you'll be sadly missed by us all.'

Police from the Oxley District have since commenced an investigation.

Authorities are urging anyone who knows information to contact police.

A coroner's report is being prepared.

'Greenie, you'll be sadly missed by us all.' Tributes have been made to Mr Green on social media.  Pictured: image from a rodeo final at Tamworth

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