A HEREFORD Rugby Club stalwart who made over 500 first team appearances for the club and was an avid supporter has died.

Jim Lawrence was a stalwart supporter of the Wyesiders both on and off the field.

From the 1950s to the early 1970s Jim was a permanent feature in the Hereford team. After his playing days were over he was a loyal worker on behalf of the club, a past President and Captain and was elected an Honorary Life Member in recognition both of his work for the club and his playing record.

The picture is of Jim taken from a team photo from the Peter Robbins Game in 1960.