Evesham Rugby Club have thanked the rugby world for its support following the death of a player last weekend.

Jack Jeffery was injured whilst scoring a try in the side’s match at Berkswell and Balsall RFC on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital and died later that day.

Teams, players and fans from across the sporting world have since taken to social media to share their condolences.

A spokesman of Evesham RFC has now thanked them for their kind words.

They said: “We are extremely humbled by the tributes and outpouring of support for Jack.

“There are many stories and experiences that have been shared. The World of Rugby has demonstrated its togetherness in Jack’s honour.

“Your messages have come from all corners far and wide, from all unions and codes and at every level of the game.”

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They added: “We cannot even begin to describe the love and affection that has been displayed to Jack, his family and our club. We would love to be able to reply to each of your heartfelt messages, however, such is the scale of support we are struggling to be able to respond to all.

“We want you all to know how truly grateful for each and every one of your messages of support.

“Please continue to share your thoughts they are such a source of strength.”