Saturday’s scheduled National Two South game between Henley Hawks and Hinckley at Dry Leas has been postponed as a mark of respect following the tragic loss of David Hyde

The Henley player collapsed after the club’s game against Old Albanian last Saturday. The second-row was taken to John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford where he died later that evening.

A statement on the Henley website read: “As a club, we have been overwhelmed by the messages of support and goodwill from the rugby community, in which Dave was such a well-known and popular figure. We send our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has taken the time to contact us.

“As a mark of respect, the Hawks game at home against Hinckley this Saturday has been postponed. We would like to thank Hinckley for their understanding.”

A new date for the game will be set in due course.

Once again, our thoughts are with David’s family, friends and everyone associated with Henley Hawks.