The funeral of Rob Walton, the former Birmingham & Solihull lock, who died while swimming on a family holiday in France earlier this month will take place next week.
The funeral will be held at St Peter’s Church in Walton’s home town of Hinckley at noon on Friday August 28.
The family have asked family, friends and rugby players from around to world to wear club colours to his funeral.
They have also requested that there are only family flowers. Anyone who wishes to make a donation can do so to the Client Charitable Donations Fund which will form the foundation of a trust fund for Rob Walton’s children.
Donations can be sent to G Seller & Co Ltd, Independent Funeral Director, 75 Upper Bond Street, Hinckley, LE10 1RH.