Warming up for World Cup

Aidan Corfield on the rugby themed obstacle course at the world cup warm up event at Sidmouth rugby

Aidan Corfield on the rugby themed obstacle course at the world cup warm up event at Sidmouth rugby club. Ref shs 4241-13-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

Sidmouth Rugby Club put on a ‘spectacle of all levels’ with a family fun day.

Tag rugby at the world cup warm up event at Sidmouth rugby club. Ref shs 4215-13-15TI. Picture: Terr

Tag rugby at the world cup warm up event at Sidmouth rugby club. Ref shs 4215-13-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

As part of its Rugby World Cup preparations, the club organised a mini-tournament for the under sevens and eights, refreshments and cake stalls and a ladies’ luncheon. Visitors also watched the 1st team and the colts cruise to victory in their fixtures.

Club chairman Lester Willmington said: “The whole day was a fantastic trial run for the club’s approach to the Rugby World Cup this autumn.

“The ladies’ luncheon was a great success with the distraction of the finale of the Six Nations showcasing what a great spectacle rugby at all levels can be.”

Inside the clubhouse, eyes turned to the final day of the Six Nations. Despite England narrowly missing out on the championship to Ireland, a fun day was had by all.

Ladies do lunch at Sidmouth rugby club. Ref shs 4243-13-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Ladies do lunch at Sidmouth rugby club. Ref shs 4243-13-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant


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Club secretary Terry O’Brien said: “We are definitely ready to open our doors to the local community as the centre of the Rugby World Cup in Sidmouth.”

Buffie Cavin,Sharon Thorne,Diana Woodhouse,Sue Cockayne and Heather Bagwell made cakes for the world

Buffie Cavin,Sharon Thorne,Diana Woodhouse,Sue Cockayne and Heather Bagwell made cakes for the world cup warm up event at Sidmouth rugby club. Ref shs 4231-13-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife - Credit: Archant

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