Beaconsfield have a blast on their cup adventure
HE MAY have missed out on the chance of walking out at Twickenham, but Beaconsfield RFC U11’s Ashwyn Jrma insists he still loved every minute of his Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup experience.
Launched during the 200809 season, the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is the first national grassroots tournament officiated by Premiership Rugby and run in conjunction with all 12 clubs.
On Saturday, Saracens hosted the third event of the new season, as the top local U11s and U12 mini rugby teams met at Mill Hill, with the final for each age group being played next door at Allianz Park during half-time of Sarries’ 41-3 Aviva Premiership victory over Sale Sharks.
In total, more than 7,000 children will participate over the course of the campaign as they go in search of a spot in the ‘Parade of Champions’ during half-time of the Aviva Premiership Final at Twickenham next May.
And while Jrma was not able to lift the U11s Cup for a spot at HQ, the 11-year-old claims the event will still live long in the memory.
“It would have been a really great experience to be on the pitch in front of so many fans,” said the Davenies School pupil.
“We had never heard of anyone in our group before, so it’s good to play against a load of new teams, but it was hard to tell how we would do in the tournament because we don’t know any of the teams.
“We’ve won a tournaments, and they are the highlight of my rugby career so far.
“If I am good enough I would love to be a professional rugby player.
“I’ve been playing since I was six or seven.
“I play as a hooker in the scrum and it’s really interesting. soon we will be able to do line-outs, and I’m looking forward to that.”
Beaconsfield RFC U11s took part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup