Blue and Whites to return to action

The Boston under 11s.
The Boston under 11s.

Boston Rugby Club return to action on Saturday with the First XV hosting Mellish.

The Midlands 4 East (North) contest will kick off at the Boardsides at 2.15pm.

The Blue and Whites’ Development side are in action away at Skegness Seconds.

The firsts will be looking to secure a vital league win, after failing narrowly two weeks ago away against Meden Vale.

They were without a match this weekend.

Meanwhile, Boston RFC’s under 11s may have missed out on appearing at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham, but Josh Pearson insists he still experienced a memorable weekend at a festival organised by Leicester Tigers.

Josh and Boston Rugby Club’s youngsters had been hoping to head to Twickenham on May 27 to meet an England 2003 Rugby World Cup winner and join in a Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup Parade at half-time – but it wasn’t to be despite a strong performance at the rugby festival.

Josh and his team received the opportunity after taking part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup – a nationwide series for under 11 and 12 teams – at the weekend at Oakham Rugby Club.

The tournament was organised by Leicester Tigers and saw Boston play in a pool alongside Oadby Wyggs, Ashby and Kesteven, before progressing to a secondary phase where they locked horns with Oakham, Market Harborough and Syston – in total more than 30 teams took part in the festival.

“We had such a fun day, we won a lot of matches and worked well as a team so the coaches were very happy with us,” said 10-year-old Josh, whose favourite player is Dan Carter.

“Most of the games went well. I really enjoy playing rugby so hopefully I get to play at Twickenham one day.”

Leicester Tigers took a break from Premiership Rugby action on Sunday to support the event, with academy star Harry Wells highlighting the importance of junior rugby in the club’s future success.

“It’s awesome to see just how many kids have turned up and how many teams are taking part,” said Wells. “I remember playing in tournaments like this as a kid.”

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. Land Rover’s ‘We Deal In Real’ campaign continues to champion grassroots rugby through Premiership Rugby and the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.