BRIDGWATER & Albion RFC have retired the number three jersey in the memory of Beth Branson after her tragic death.

Beth Branson, 19, a much-loved member of Bridgwater and Albion Rugby Football Club, died in a collision involving four cars in Bridgwater at the A38 Broadway junction.

The men's first team faced Truro at the weekend and before the match both sides observed a two minutes silence to mark their respect to Beth. 

Both sides also wore black armbands.

In addition the Bridgwater & Albion number 3 shirt, which was Beth’s number was retired in her memory.

Director of rugby at Bridgwater & Albion RFC, Geoff Sluman said: "For everyone at the club our thoughts are not really about rugby this weekend but observing the sad loss of our Women’s team player Beth Branson.

"We are incredibly proud of Beth and also very proud of her family and how the way our women’s section  have coped with this weeks events.

"I make no apology for referencing her name again as she was a true club member. Our deepest condolences go to Beth’s family and friends."

Sophie Phillips, the women’s team coach, said: "Beth was a great player and a great friend to all at the club, whose bubbly personality rubbed off on everyone and would light up any room.

"I would like to extend our condolences as a team to Beth's family and friends."