Tigers honour for Loughborough RFC youngsters
YOUNG players from Loughborough RFC shared matchday with 10-time English champions Leicester Tigers last Sunday as they made up the Guard of Honour to welcome the teams at Welford Road.
Tigers hosted Sale Sharks in round five of the Gallagher Premiership season as the group from Loughborough had the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of legends on the Welford Road pitch in front of a 18,000-strong crowd.
Guard of Honour groups fly the flag in the moments building up to kick-off and welcome both teams on to the pitch in front of a roar from the crowd. No one in the stadium gets as close to taking a pass, making a tackle or catching a high ball.
Ben Keast, under-9s coach at Loughborough RFC, said: “We had about 25 kids with us, we told them about a month ago that they would be taking part in the Guard of Honour leading the team out and, as you can imagine, they were very excited to be able to walk out on the pitch.”
Loughborough RFC youngsters were at the home of the Leicester Tigers last Sunday as they made up the Guard of Honour to welcome the teams.
Loughborough RFC youngsters made up the Guard of Honour to welcome the teams at Welford Road..