RAF and Boston Buccaneers player Senior Aircraftman Scott Stevenson has died at the age of 25 after suffering a head injury whilst playing.
Stevenson was playing for the RAF against the Army in the inter services Championship.
He was based at RAF Marham in Norfolk.
Ralph Rimmer, the Chief Executive of the RFL, said: “This is tragic and heartbreaking news, and I know everyone involved in the game will join me in sending deepest condolences to Scott’s family and friends, and to all involved in Rugby League in the RAF and the other services.”
Scott’s family announced the news of his death on Facebook alongside a tribute from RAF Marham, who described him as a very popular member of their community adding he will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
The RFL has offered support to the family and the RAF Rugby League through the Rugby League Benevolent Fund.