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A talented rugby player died just one day after injuring himself while scoring a try.
Jack Jeffery, 27, was injured while scoring a try for Evesham in their match against Berkswell and Balsall at Warwickshire on Saturday.
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) expressed its “heartfelt condolences” to the family of Mr Jeffery after he died of his injury at Coventry University Hospital.
Leicester Tigers half-half Freddie Burns said: “It is very sad to hear of the passing of Jack Jeffery.
‘A young rugby player who sadly lost his life while playing the sport we all love.
My thoughts are with his family, friends of his and everyone at EveshamRFC RIP.
Mr Jeffery’s father, Glenn, said: “Jack passed away doing what he loved most, playing rugby.
‘Jack was the kindest, most generous and beautiful son who enriched the lives of all who were lucky enough to meet and know him.
‘He will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
‘RIP our beautiful boy.’
In a statement, the RFU said: ‘We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jack Jeffery, who tragically died yesterday.
“The thoughts of everyone at the game are with Evesham RFC, its players, members and the wider rugby community.”
Meanwhile, Premiership rugby stars have also spoken out following Mr Jeffery’s death.
London Wasps player Elliott Stooke wrote on Twitter: “Thoughts are with the family of Jack Jeffery and everyone at Evesham RFC this morning. An old school colleague and teammate of mine.
Evesham said in a statement on the club’s official website: “It is with immeasurable sadness that we have to report the tragic loss of our beloved Jack Jeffery.
‘A more committed and loyal ‘Clubman’ is hard to find. He often returned from London to train and was always at the center of the club’s activities.
‘He served his club, his team-mates and the county with distinction and brought a lot of satisfaction to the club’s supporters in knowing exactly where the cover-up was.
‘As a club, we have been overwhelmed by the messages of support and goodwill from the rugby community. Jack was quiet, respected, and well liked. Our club and our community have lost such a bright light.’
Jack Jeffery Quick and Facts
- Rugby player Jack Jeffery, 27, was injured while scoring a try for Evesham
- The youngster was rushed to University Hospital Coventry, where he later died
- The Rugby Football Union offered ‘heartfelt sympathies’ to Mr Jeffery’s family
- His father Glenn said he had been a ‘kind hearted, generous and beautiful son’