Twickenham, the home of England rugby, has honoured Sergeant Matt Ratana ahead of kick off in their opening Autumn Nations Cup match against Georgia.
It comes a day after police arrested a 23-year-old man on suspicion of murdering the Hawkes Bay-born police officer, who was shot dead in September while on duty in South London.
The 54-year-old Ratana was head coach of East Grinstead Rugby Club.
In recognition of his position, the national team took a moment to remember him and the lives of those in the rugby community who lost loved ones to coronavirus, while also celebrating key workers who worked tirelessly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
England won the match against Georgia 40-0.