Watch the moment mourners clap as much-loved Edinburgh rugby coach's funeral procession passes through city

Jim Reilly, former head rugby coach of the Caledonian Thebans, died on April 11

Mourners lined the streets of the city today as the funeral procession for Jim Reilly, former head rugby coach for the Caledonian Thebans, passed by.

This video was taken at Drumbrae Drive this morning.

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Jim Reilly's passed away on April 11 at the Western General Hospital

Jim passed away in the Western General on April 11, and tributes poured in, with the Caledonian Thebans saying: “Jim was at the heart of the Caledonian Thebans and he will be missed.

“We are heartbroken.

“We have truly lost one of the most kind-hearted and generous people we will even know.”

The club has also confirmed that they will be celebrating Jim’s life after the lockdown ends.


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Other rugby clubs also sent their condolences, with Leeds Hunters RUFC saying: “All of the Hunters send our love and sympathies to all of the Thebans, Karen and Jim’s family and friends.”

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