Big names and big sunshine for the Legends Rugby Festival

Winners: Leicester Tigers Legends

Winners: Leicester Tigers Legends

First published in Sport Streatham Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

There were great names show at Wimbledon RFC on Saturday as the Legends Rugby Festival came to town.

With temperatures peaking in the high 20s, the festival featured current and former players from a host of top level Premiership rugby clubs. 

Saracens, Harlequins, London Irish, London Welsh, Leicester Tigers, Worcester, London Wasps, London Scottish, Gloucester and Bristol all participated in the tournament, which included former greats such as Lewis Moody, Henry Paul, Paul Sackey and Dan Scarborough.

The final saw Leicester Tigers facing off against Harlequins and prevailing with a score of 22-0 with trys from John Holtby, Adam Billing, Scott Bemand and Ben Gerry.

Harelquins' Paul Sackey said: "What a great day! The weather was immense but it was so much fun to get stuck in and see some of the guys again.

"Once you step back on that pitch, all the competitive juices start to flow again and it's like nothing's changed"

Additional winners included Pink Baba's, who beat Hampstead Ladies in the women's league, Media Nomads who defeated Schneider Electric in the City League, and Bali Legends after a walkover from EJ Churchill in the Somersby League.

Lewis Moody, previously of Leicester, England and the British & Irish Lions said: "I'm sure I'll feel this tomorrow, but for now, I can't stop grinning.

"Great weather, great day, great rugby - what more could you want? I'll definitely be back next year."

 

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