The Cardiff Rugby Supporters Trust, have arranged a bucket collection for the family of Neath scrum-half Gareth Jones, who passed away yesterday. The collection will be held ahead of the Ireland v Italy and England v South Africa Under 20's matches at the Arms Park on Wednesday night 7.00pm kick off.
Jones, died in hospital after suffering an injury to his neck during a match at the Arms Park on 20 April. The Pontypridd-born decorator leaves a wife and two children.
"It is with deep regret that Neath Rugby have to announce that scrum-half Gareth Jones passed away peacefully this afternoon, our thoughts are with Gareth and the young family he left behind" said a club statement.
Jones, who previously played for Glyncoch, Beddau and Pontypridd, made his debut for Neath against Newport in 2006.
He won a league title with the Welsh All Blacks and was also a Konica Minolta Cup winner with Pontypridd.
Wales will tonight (Saturday) stage the first leg of the Premiership Rugby 7s Series this Saturday evening at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park - and tickets remain on throughout the day and right up until kick-off so you can join us for an summer night of top class rugby!
The Welsh stage of the Premiership Rugby 7s Series explodes into life at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this Saturday - and fans attending a night of thrilling regional rugby will also be showing their support for the #StayStrongForOws campaign.
In its sixth year the Blues Cup once again showed to be huge hit throughout the region and is a great advert for the community game as each of the six finalists across the three age groups produced rugby of an outstanding level resulting in 14 tries.
Inspired Cardiff Blues enjoyed Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium as they secured a tense 17-13 win over regional rivals Scarlets in a feisty and enthralling encounter in the RaboDirect PRO12 on Easter Sunday.