Tributes pour in for Harry Jepson OBE

Members of the Rugby League stratosphere have paid tribute to Harry Jepson OBE, who passed away on Monday aged 96.

Harry dedicated his entire life to Rugby League and was awarded an OBE for his services to the game, which has seen him involved at Leeds for the last four decades.

Twitter has been rife with tributes for one of the game’s biggest characters.

Salford owner Marwan Koukash tweeted: “Very sad news to hear of the death of @leedsrhinos president Harry Jepson . Visiting Leeds won’t be the same again. RIP Mate”

Leeds star Rob Burrow added: “So sad to hear of the passing of Harry Jepson. An absolutely lovely guy.”

Leeds Beckett University, who last month awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education to Harry, also passed on their thoughts.

And Jamie Peacock added that Jepson was a ‘wonderful gentleman’.