The Maltese rugby fraternity is in mourning on Thursday following the news of the passing of former Overseas player Greg van Reeven.
Van Reeven was a popular figure in the local rugby community and tributes poured in on social media to pay tributes to the former player.
“It is with great sadness and a very heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of one of our club’s recent stalwarts, Greg Van Reeven, today the 22nd April 2021,” his former club Overseas RFC said in a statement.
“Greg was a big guy with a big character, and he will be deeply missed by us all.
“For those who faced him in a game, few will be able to forget his powering runs on the rugby field.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Anne and their two children, Harry and Lola.”
On their part Falcons RFC said: “Falcons Rugby Club would like to express its sadness to the loss of ex-Overseas RUFC player Greg Van Reeven. Deepest sympathy and condolences to all his family and friends.”
Another club that paid tribute to the former player was Kavallieri RFC: “We are deeply saddened with the news of the demise of Overseas Stalwart Greg Van Reeven. Deepest Sympathy and sincere condolences to his family and friends.”