National League Rugby are devastated to hear the tragic news of David Hyde’s passing on Saturday evening. Photo Credit:(Steve Karpa)

The Henley Hawks player collapsed after yesterday’s fixture with Old Albanian and later died in hospital.

“Our thoughts go out to his wife Katherine, his young son, close family and all his friends within our club,” read the statement on Henley’s website.

“Dave was a gentle giant, a strong family man, great friend to many and a much loved and highly respected member of our club. He will be so greatly missed.”

Everyone involved in National League Rugby send their condolences and best wishes to David’s family and friends. Our thoughts are also with everyone at Henley, players, officials and spectators who were involved with the match yesterday.