Sheffield RUFC officials have paid tribute to former player Brendan Lynch, who was killed earlier this week in a hit-and-run incident in Rome.
Tight-head prop Lynch, aged 26, was left for dead after being knocked off his scooter.
“Brendan was always a larger than life figure,” Al Broomhead, Lynch’s former coach, said. “He will be fondly remembered by those of us who coached and played with him.”
Sheffield slipped to a 25-22 defeat away at Northern on Saturday.
Sheffield Tigers, meanwhile, turned on the style with six converted tries in a 42-12 demolition of Stockport at Dore Moor.
Both teams, playing their first game in three weeks, showed no signs of rustiness and made good starts, but it was Tigers who took the lead after just eight minutes through Jamie Broadley.
Tom Outram impressed throughout, with six conversions, and further tries from Peter Swatkins (2), Liam Wallace, captain Andy Barnes and Steve Walker sealed the win.
The next two Saturdays sees Tigers playing away from Dore Moor; this week at Preston, for the rearranged Grasshoppers game, and the week after at Bromsgrove.
Tigers: Chivers (Cone 71), White (Whitworth 71), Ross, Joel, Barnes (Walker 56), Argyle, Wragg, Pearce, Holmes (Bird 56), Outram, Broadley R (Dunn 40), Tahraoui, Broadley J, Wallace, Swatkins.