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Rugby Rudy’s Twickenham


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n eight-year-old Abbots schoolboy has followed in the illustrious footsteps of Jonny


Wilkinson and Mike Tindall by playing rugby in front of 55,000 people at Twickenham. Rudy Farrell, of Kindersley Way, got the


chance to play on the hallowed turf of the national stadium when his under-8s team from Old Albanians Rugby Club got through to the final of a competition organised by Saracens. The St Paul‘s pupil ran out with his team


‘It was a great experience for everyone involved and shows what a community focussed club Sarries is’


mates at half-time during the Saracens‘ game against local rivals Wasps on Saturday, September 3.


dreams come true Rudy‘s proud father, Lee, told My Abbots


News about his family‘s unforgettable day. He said: ―Rudy and his team mates were


absolutely chuffed to get the chance to appear at Twickenham. It‘s the cathedral of rugby and all of the lads were overwhelmed about getting through the qualifying games at Richmond to play there. ―Only the players were allowed onto the pitch


so I was trying to get photographic shots from quite an awkward angle. ―A Saracens community worker asked what I


was doing and when I told him he very generously let me get onto the pitch for a better view. ―It was a great experience for everyone


involved and shows what a community focussed club Sarries is. Rudy‘s team lost the final but it didn‘t matter as it was such a fantastic day.‖ by Jerry Lyons


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