Tributes have been paid to a former Tiffin School rugby player who died earlier this month.

Long time Cobham player Matt Cragg died aged just 21-years-old on October 5 after suffering a heart attack.

Cragg, who was part of the club’s Surrey U21 Cup winning squad last season, had been a member at Fairmile Lane since he was four years old.

The Leeds University graduate was part of the year group that went unbeaten in the UK from U11 to U18, lifted the RFU U17 Cup and was named Rugby World magazine’s team of the year – a first for a youth team.

Cobham players held a minute’s silence in his memory ahead of last Saturday’s 34-15 London Division One South defeat to Chobham.

“He was bright, charismatic, always cheerful and undoubtedly had his whole life before him,” read a club statement this week.

“It is highly likely Matt would have played in the first team this season, where he would have stayed for some time.”

A memorial service was held at Holy Trinity Church, Claygate, on October 24.