Sad passing of top local rugby union player

Jaco Steenberg in action for Oundle last season.
Jaco Steenberg in action for Oundle last season.

Local rugby union is in mourning at the passing of well-known current player Jaco Steenberg over the weekend.

Steenberg was scrum-half for the successful Oundle 1st XV last season. He had previously played for Peterborough Lions.

A statement on the Oundle club website read: “Jaco joined the club only last season, but his impact on team-mates was massive.

“He was a genuine rugby man with a great love of the game. Our thoughts are with his family.”