National League Rugby is deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the news that Tynedale player Rory Cramb died on Christmas Eve.

Cramb was a much-loved player and member of the National Two North club and had featured for the 1st XV in their most recent win against Billingham on December 16th.

Tynedale announced this devastating news on their social media channels.

“We are extremely saddened to announce the tragic death of Rory Cramb, a much-loved player, member, and friend of the Tynedale Rugby Club family.

“Following a fall, Rory suffered a devastating head injury and after several days in hospital under intensive care, he sadly passed away on Christmas Eve.

“A very popular young man, Rory developed as a talented centre through the junior section at Tynedale and frequently represented the club at both 1st XV and Raiders level.

“His last game was in the 1st XV against Billingham on the 16th of December where he was prominent in a fine win. Our hearts, minds and prayers go out to Suzy, Richard and all of Rory’s family and friends whose worlds have been turned upside down by their loss.”

Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with Rory’s family, friends and everyone at Tynedale during this difficult time.