Following the tragic events of yesterday at Croydon Police Station, CRFU Chairman Dave Saunter wished to offer our condolences to Sgt Ratana’s family, his colleagues in the police and at East Grinstead RFC.
“Sgt Matt Ratana a serving Police officer and rugby coach was murdered yesterday whilst protecting us all.
“Our thoughts must go to his family, friends and work colleagues at this terrible time. Also his extended family of East Grinstead RFC.
‘This is such sad news, and comes on the back of the attack on Daz Mares a well respected Newquay Police officer and coach at Newquay Hornets RFC. Both officers were on duty to protect their communities. Our thoughts are with the family Ratana and “Get Well soon Daz”, the rugby community is waiting to welcome you back when fully recovered.’