Rugby Rob­bie on the telly

The Oban Times - - SPORT -

A YOUNG Tar­bert rugby player had a prom­i­nent role at the Six Na­tions opener at Mur­ray­field. Mid Ar­gyll Rugby Club’s Rob­bie Herd, aged 12, was se­lected as a mas­cot for the Scot­land team in their match against Ire­land.

Led out on to the field by Richie Gray, Rob­bie was ready to make his voice heard as he joined in with the na­tional an­them.

Rob­bie left Mur­ray­field not just with a Scot­land kit, signed rugby ball, pro­gramme and flag but a huge grin on his face af­ter the re­sult (27-22 for the Scots).

Speak­ing af­ter the big day, Rob­bie said: ‘It was great. I re­ally en­joyed it.’

And Stu­art, Rob­bie’s dad, added: ‘It was a well or­gan­ised day and was great to see Rob­bie be­ing a part of it. And even bet­ter – Scot­land won.’

Rob­bie with Richie Gray as they headed onto the pitch.

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