It was with much regret that the club this week learned of the death of former Headingley captain Gerry Wood, aged 84, who passed away following a brief illness on Sunday 30 August 2015 in Hull Royal Infirmary.

Born in Leeds on 14 September 1930, attended Pocklington School between 1939 – 1949.

Gerry was a former Captain of Headingley and Harrogate Rugby Club, representing Yorkshire, Combined Services and North of England, playing against the All Blacks in 1954. Gerry played for and was a passionate supporter of Pocklington rugby club.

Gerry also played cricket for Pocklington Town, Pocklington Pixies and Woodhouse Grange.

He was a much loved husband to Margaret who preceded him in 2009, brother to David and Liz, father to Julie, David, Rachael and Ruth, Grandpa to Marcus, Victoria, Joshua, Ben, Charlie, Lewis, Lizzie, Nick and Rebecca and Great Grandpa to Eva-Mae.

The funeral service and cremation is to be held on Friday 11 September 2015 at East Riding Crematorium, Octon Cross Road, Driffield, East Yorkshire YO25 3BL, starting at 11:00 am. All welcome.

On behalf of everyone associated with Yorkshire Carnegie we would like to send our deepest condolences to Gerry's family and friends at this sad time.