TRIBUTES have flooded in for Chinnor head physio Lauren Cyster, who died earlier this week at the age of 26.

The National League 1 side announced the "beloved heart beat" of their team passed away on Tuesday night after a "short and courageous battle with cancer".

A club statement read: "It is a devastating loss to the 1st XV and everyone at Chinnor RFC.

"At this sad time our thoughts and prayers are with Lauren, her parents Brenda and Gary, and all Lauren's family and friends.

"RIP beautiful Lozza!!"

Chinnor's backroom staff and players have taken to social media to pay tribute to Cyster.

Coach Ricky Khan posted on Instagram: "Thank you so much to all the people around the rugby community who have passed on their love and prayers to all Lauren’s family and friends.

"It’s such a great tribute to such a wonderful girl who will be missed by all of the lads in the squad and the supporters at the club."

Chinnor scrum half Greg Goodfellow tweeted: "Absolutely crippled with this news! An absolute diamond and good Physio but more importantly a great friend #thegingerbabe #sleeptight."

Half back Sam Nicholls posted: "Devastated by this news. Lauren always supported me through the last few years at the club both on and off the pitch."

Clubs from across Oxfordshire and the country have also expressed their condolences.

Henley Hawks tweeted: "So sorry to hear this. All our thoughts from everyone at Henley RFC is with Lauren's family and friends."

Chinnor's National League 1 counterparts Plymouth Albion added: "Our thoughts are with her family and everyone at the club."

Aviva Premiership giants Harlequins posted: "Incredibly sorry to hear that, our thoughts are with her friends and family. If there is anything the Club can do, please let us know."