TRIBUTES have been paid to a former Clwb Rygbi Dinbych player after his death.

Iwan Môn, a former flanker for the side, passed away recently, and was a popular figure both within the game and the wider Denbigh community.

He represented both the club and the North Wales Hospital RFC team during his playing career.

He was fondly remembered by his former North Wales Hospital teammates as "the heart and soul of our team, on the pitch and during our post match shenanigans".

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They added: "Iwan was an outstanding player, captain and most importantly friend. We will miss him."

A Clwb Rygbi Dinbych spokesperson said: "It is with profound sadness that the Club has learnt of the passing of former Flanker Iwan Môn.

"On behalf of everyone at Clwb Rygbi Dinbych, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to Sam and to his family and friends - rest in peace Iwan."