Funeral for rugby dad

The friends and family of a popular rugby player from Oxfordshire have come together to celebrate his life after he collapsed on the pitch earlier this month.

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Father pays tribute to rugby player son

Hundreds of people packed into an Oxfordshire crematorium for the funeral of a rugby player who collapsed and died during a match earlier this month.

42-year-old self-employed builder Jason Laman played for Wheatley Rugby Club and today his clubmates formed a guard of honour as his coffin was carried into the crematorium.

His family had asked friends not to wear black.

Friends and family say goodbye to 'a true gent'

Jason Laman's coffin arrives in Wheatley Credit: ITV Meridian

The friends and family of a popular rugby player from Oxfordshire have come together to celebrate his life. Jason Laman collapsed and died while playing for Wheatley Rugby Club on January 5th.

Friends and family turn out for Jason's funeral Credit: ITV Meridian

Jason's funeral was held this morning. Mourners were asked to wear bright colours for the ceremony.

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Tributes to rugby father after tragic death

He died doing something he loved. The words of the friends of Jason Laman - who collapsed while playing for his local Wheatley Rugby Club in Oxfordshire. The fly-half, was about to take a kick for his side, when he suddenly fell down.

Sion Donovan reports on the man who'll be remembered - as a true gent. The report contains tributes from Jason's father Clive Laman, his team mate James Pollard and club chairman Peter Ramsdale.

Jason is also remembered by his wife Rayner, his children Chloe, Aarom and Abbie, his mother Margaret and his brother Adam and his family in Australia.

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