Former Featherstone Rovers chief executive and club director Chris Beaumont has died.
He had a long association with Rovers which began during the time he worked for tobacco company Silk Cut.
Former Featherstone chairman Richard Evans said: “Chris’s contribution to Featherstone Rovers was immeasurable.
“He brought his Silk Cut professionalism into the boardroom in a very difficult period in our history and never shirked the hard question.
“He became a personal friend through the Rovers and has remained so.”