Legends Rugby Festival Attracts Crowds To Wimbledon RFC

Top players line up for rugby tournament

Thousands of people enjoyed the Legends Rugby Festival at Wimbledon RFC on Saturday July 12.

The Legends Rugby Festival featured current and former players from a host of top level Premiership rugby clubs.

Saracens, Harlequins, London Irish, London Welsh, Leicester Tigers, Worcester, London Wasps, London Scottish, Gloucester, and Bristol all participated in a tournament, which included former greats such as Lewis Moody, Henry Paul, Paul Sackey and Dan Scarborough.

The final saw Leicester Tigers facing off against Harlequins and prevailing with a score of 22 – 0 with tries from John Holtby, Adam Billing, Scott Bemand and Ben Gerry.

Lewis Moody, previously of Leicester, England & the British & Irish Lions said: "We're really proud to be crowned winners of the Paladin Legends Trophy. I'm sure we’ll feel this over the next few days, but for now, I can't stop grinning. Great weather, great day with the family and friends, great rugby – what more could you want? I'll definitely be back next year."

Former London Wasps and England great Paul Sackey commented: "Awesome day! The weather was immense and it was great see some of the guys again. Once you step back on that pitch, all the competitive juices start to flow again and it’s like nothing’s changed. We're disappointed not to have won, but we’ll be back next year to take on the Tigers!"

Additional winners included Pink Baba's, who beat Hampstead Ladies in the women's league, Media Nomads who defeated Schneider Electric in the City League and Bali Legends after a walkover from EJ Churchill in the Somersby League.

July 16, 2014