It is with profound regret that NEC Harlequins have to announce that Nick Duncombe passed away yesterday afternoon (14th February 2003), after having been taken into hospital during a weeks training in Lanzarote.<br /> <br />Nick, 21, won two caps for England in last seasons Six Nations Championships, and also represented England in the Commonwealth Games in Manchester last August.<br /> <br />At this very sad time, everyone at Harlequins would wish to pass on there condolences to Steve and Helen, Nick's parents, and the rest of his family.
* At this moment in time (17th February 2003), the cause of death was not meningitis. Indeed, the club are still awaiting confirmation of the cause of death.
All those wishing to send messages of condolences to the club, please be assured that they will be passed on to Nick's family.
In due course and once the family's wishes are known, Quins will announce details of any cause or charity that people may wish to contribute to.
During week commencing 22nd April Harlequins will launch an innovative, new Membership Scheme which will replace the existing Season Ticket Holder Programme. Further details of the scheme will be announced in due course.