Premiership Rugby, the RFU and several players have paid tribute to former Sale Sharks player David Tait, who died on Wednesday aged 25.
"At this desperately sad time words can hardly do justice to the way everyone involved with Aviva Premiership Rugby will feel about David's passing. Everyone at Premiership Rugby would like to offer their condolences and support to David's family and friends at this very difficult time." - Premiership Rugby Chief Executive, Mark McCafferty.
"David is well remembered by staff at the RFU as a talented player who represented England whole-heartedly in our age grade sides. He will be greatly missed by the rugby community and our thoughts are with his family and friends at such a sad time." - RFU Chief Executive Ian Ritchie.
"David was a pleasure to work with and had a bright future ahead of him, both within and outwith the game. The thoughts of all at Scottish Rugby are with David's family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time." - Head of Performance Development with Scottish Rugby, Stephen Gemmell.
"Couldn't believe the news y'day.Lost a good friend and an absolute legend of a bloke David Tait. RIP mate. Sending all my love to his family" - Danny Care.
"Waking up to hear the news about David Tait has shaken me up. A quality guy all round. Thoughts are with his family. #RIP" - Joe Simpson.
"Horrible news about David Tait, he was a legend of a bloke and very talented. Thoughts with his family sending my love." - Danny Cipriani.
"Terrible news about the death of David Tait. Top player and a top bloke, had some awesome times playing through the age groups with him. Thoughts go out to his family and to the sale lads in such a bad time. #RIP" - Ryan Lamb.
"My heartfelt sympathies to David Tait's family. Devastatingly sad news about a superb human being. R.I.P David Tait" - Rory Lamont.
"Very shocked to wake up to the news of former Sale Player David Taits death. Very sad news. Top player and man." - James Haskell.
"RIP David Tait, gutted to see the news. Great player and great guy! Thoughts are with his family." - Ben Foden.
"Just horrific to hear the news abt David Tait...... Top bloke & a great talent!! Love to his family. #RIP" - Mark Cueto.
"Just heard the tragic news about David Tait. Lovely bloke. Thoughts with family. RIP." - Ben Ryan.
"R.I.P David Tait...such tragic news" - Jamie Roberts.
"Holding back the tears thinking about the loss of David Tait Lovely young man who will be greatly missed! Thoughts & prayers to his family X" - Jason Robinson.