IT was an emotional evening at Sixways on Friday as Evesham RFC joined forces with Worcester Warriors to celebrate the life of Jack Jeffery who died playing for his club on February 13.

Members of the first team squad and Jeffery's family joined players of both Worcester and opponents Bristol Bears on the pitch before kick-off for a minute's applause.

The travelling group were then made guests for the evening as they watched on as Worcester won 19-14 in an enthralling encounter.

The Evesham players were vocal throughout and enjoyed the match as much as the rest of the Sixways crowd did.

The players and family were then invited into the Warriors' changing room after the game, where the club were presented with special 'Jeffery 11' shirts by captain Ted Hill.

 Local rugby teams throughout the Midlands paid tribute to Jeffery by retiring their number 11 jerseys and having a minute's applause before kick-off.

Many games were cancelled at grass-roots level due to Storm Eunice so club will pay tribute at the next available opportunity. 

There was also a minute's applause before Harlequins' Gallagher Premiership win over Wasps.