Family, friends and fans have raised almost £100,000 for the family of former Gloucester and Bristol rugby player Jack Adams who died aged 34.

Jack, who was the father of three children aged 13, 9, and 10 months, passed away on Saturday following a battle with cancer.

The money raised - £94,600 so far - will be split between Jack's family and his favourite charity, Maggie's Centres Cheltenham, who have supported his family through this period.

“Everyone connected to Gloucester is deeply saddened to hear the news of Jack Adams passing over the weekend,” read a statement on Gloucester Rugby club’s website.

“The outpouring of love and support from the wider rugby community over the last few days goes to show just how adored Jack was as a person.”

Adams made his Gloucester debut in 2005, replacing Mike Tindall, and went on to accumulate 35 appearances for the Kingsholm club.

He joined Bristol in 2009 where he played over 50 games and then embarked in a career in construction management, while continuing to coach senior teams Brockworth RFC and Hucclecote RFC.

Maggie’s Centres offer support free to anyone with cancer and their families, without appointment or referral.