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When rugby attracts tears, and its huge family again!

THE “rugby family” comes together again, and people around the world, who are involved in rugby in some capacity, class themselves as part of this family!

It is extremely unique, and here in Tenerife last Saturday, it demonstrated just why.
Firstly, Nandu’s senior coach, Trish, saw her side play CRULL in a hard-fought encounter in Adeje. This was her last game before a short sabbatical, because she is returning to the UK for medical treatment.

Both sides showed their appreciation and respect, as they walked her through their respective tunnels at the half-time break.
Watching 18-stone men cry was evidence of the admiration that Nandu and the rugby community here has for this little lady.
To follow this, after the final whistle, both teams suddenly continued playing, but went in to “slow-motion” for a game of “less-contact” rugby.
This was to support the CRULL players, who have difficulties playing the full contact version. The ball arrived smartly, out on the wing after a few minutes, to their young man, who skipped a few tackles and accelerated to the try line, with Nandu players diving at his feet!

He was mobbed by his team-mates after scoring his try, and he was also applauded by Nandu players and the watching crowd.

It was a beautiful, touching moment, and something that he and many of us will cherish for a long time.
Both of the above show the respect and togetherness that rugby instils. Everyone had forgotten about the game’s score …rugby was the winner!

 

 

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