Nottingham Casuals RFC have very sadly announced the death of Ben Hallam, Club Captain, and 1st XV full back.
Ben was a staunch member of the Casuals club for two decades and had also represented Nottinghamshire, he will be very greatly missed.
Ben was injured in a game midway through the season, and scans later revealed he was suffering from cancer, unfortunately Ben lost this fight and passed away on July 13th, aged just 41.
The family held a private ceremony, followed by a memorial service on July 27th, attended by friends and fellow players.
Several hundred then gathered at the club to pay their respects to Ben in the afternoon.