North Midlands are sorry to learn of the death of two club stalwarts, Brian Gibbs and John Hope.
Gibbs was a former player of Bournville and a long-serving member of the club.
Hope was team manager of Stourbridge Lions for many years and fulfilled a similar role with North Midlands Women last season.
Both gave excellent service to rugby in North Midlands and will be sadly missed.
Condolences go to the families of friends of Brian Gibbs and John Hope from North Midlands RFU.