BRYNMAWR stalwart and Welsh Rugby Union board member Mal Beynon has died.

Beynon, who worked as a scaffolder before managing his own finance business, played for Brynmawr and went on to represent the club as treasurer, vice-chairman and chairman, being awarded life membership for his exploits.

He joined the WRU board in 1997 to represent District A, a role he filled until 2015, and was chairman of the governing body’s regulatory committee as well as being member of the Millennium Stadium board.

WRU president Dennis Gethin said: "Mal will be sorely missed by his club Brynmawr and Welsh rugby as a whole.

“He was a great servant of Welsh rugby for club, district and country. He was of great help to me when I was secretary of the Welsh Rugby Union, and I will also remember him as the heart and soul of after-match functions.”