Leigh Centurions has led the tributes following the death of the club's oldest surviving player, Dick Breare.
Mr Breare, who was 93, first played the for the Rugby League club in October 1939. He died suddenly on Sunday.
He served in the Royal Navy during the Battle of the Atlantic and on D-Day and returned to the sport after the Second World War,
He went on to make 69 appearances for Leigh, scoring 4 tries and kicking 86 goals, enjoying a good run in the first team during the 1950-51 season, when he scored two tries and kicked 53 goals in 27 games.
Mr Breare finished his professional career with a spell at Widnes after a £300 transfer in November 1952, kicking five goals in seven games before hanging up his boots.
The club said he continued to take a great interest in the Leigh club and lived locally.
Leigh Centurions won the Championship Grand Final on Sunday night.
Next year they'll go professional in a bid to gain promotion to Super League.
Until then, it's back to their day jobs away from the pitch, where their winners medals won't earn them a longer tea break.
It's rugby league's Championship Grand Final this Sunday.
Making a welcome return to the end of season showdown are the Leigh Centurions.
They've waited a decade for this day. David Chisnall has been to meet the club's captain Ryan Brierley on a very special visit.
St Helens star Kyle Amor and Head Coach Nathan Brown look ahead to tonight's Super League play-off showdown between St Helens and Catalan Dragons at Langtree Park. The winners will qualify for the Grand Final at Old Trafford next week.
Warrington Wolves Head Coach Tony Smith and player Joel Monaghan preview tonight's Super League eliminator at The Jungle.
Tributes are being paid to former Warrington Wolves skipper Greg Mackey.
So sad to hear that bluey died. Greg Mackey champion bloke RIP me old mate
RIP Greg Mackey, never forget 90/91, great leader and whole hearted player, sad loss http://t.co/VrS5aGBKKu
Greg Mackey was skilful, quick, fearless and brave and a top bloke of the field with a great sense of humour. He was a Warrington great.
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Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith says he's unhappy with the way the game's governing bodies have dealt with the injury to his fullback Matty Russell.
Russell was stretchered off during Wolves' 22-19 win over Widnes. Russell suffered a heavy concussion and the lost of two front teeth, and Smith thinks the game's disciplinary board have been inconsistent in their view of the incident.
Salford have continued their recruitment for 2015 with the signing of St Helens prop Carl Forster.
The 22-year-old made only one Super League appearance for Saints in 2014 after spending the first month of the season on loan to London Broncos.
"Pleased to announce the signing of another young, hungry rising star of the game," said Red Devils chairman Marwan Koukash on his Twitter account.
Pleased to announce the signing of another young, hungry rising star of the game Carl Forster from St Helens
The end-of-season play-offs get underway in Super League tonight with the reigning champions Wigan Warriors kicking things off at home to Huddersfield Giants.
It's a qualifying play-off which means the winners go straight through to the semi-finals while the losers get a second bite of the cherry next week.
But Wigan Head Coach Shaun Wane doesn't want to take that chance.