Heath hopes to line up with Hughes at Twickenham

Old Leamingtonians under-12s' Tom Heath insisted he loved every minute of his Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup experience after booking a spot at Twickenham.

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 4:22 pm
Old Leamingtonians' under-12 side. Picture submitted

Launched during the 2008/09 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.

And on Sunday, Wasps hosted 28 teams, as almost 300 under-11 and under-12 players descended on Broadstreet RFC in the build-up to what is set to be a thrilling finale to the Aviva Premiership campaign.

More than 7,000 children will participate over the course of the campaign as they go in search of a spot at Twickenham for the Aviva Premiership Grand Final on May 28.

And after lifting the under-12s’ cup, Heath spoke of his pride in his side after they secured their trip to rugby HQ.

“It will be fantastic for the club when we go to Twickenham,” said the Warwick School pupil.

“It is a massive dream of mine to walk on that pitch. It’s an amazing place and I love going to matches there, and hopefully I can watch my favourite player Nathan Hughes playing there in the final with Wasps.

“It has been a really enjoyable day and it has obviously gone really well for us, although there is still room for improvement.

“It’s fantastic that the clubs put these tournaments on for us, because it gets lots of people along and encourages more people to take up the sport.”

Land Rover is a proud supporter of grassroots rugby and has been a partner of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup for nearly a decade.

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