He made 200 appearances for Gloucester between 1976 and 1987, started in every round of the successful 1978 cup campaign, and came off the bench to play in the 1982 cup final.
He played regularly for Gloucestershire throughout his career, appearing in three County Championship Finals, and captained the county in 1985-86. Sargent played for England at Under 23 and B levels and gained one full international cap.
He played for the Barbarians in the 1981 Mobbs Memorial match and on the 1981 and 1982 Easter tours of South Wales.
Since retirement as a player he remained involved with the game as coach and then director of rugby at Lydney RFC, where he was a committee man and team administrator.
Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.