Doctor reports from the Hospital in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote, have confirmed that Nick Duncombe died last Friday afternoon (14th February 2003) due to cardiac and respiratory failure due to sepsis, which is commonly known as blood poisoning.
Please note that NEC Harlequins are still taking messages of condolences, which will be passed on to Nick's family, as well as floral tributes that are currently being laid as a mark of respect inside the player's tunnel at the Stoop.
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.
Harlequins fan Ed Atkin won the Etihad Airways 'Up and Under' competition at the Northampton Saints game. As a result, he and a friend have won a holiday to Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.