Tigers hon­our for Lough­bor­ough RFC young­sters

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE -

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..

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