Marlow earn Grand Final place

Bucks Free Press: Marlow's U11s are going to Twickenham Marlow's U11s are going to Twickenham

MARLOW U11s booked their place at Twickenham on Saturday, when they won their Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup group to earn a berth at the Parade of Champions during half time of the Grand Final.

Under the watchful eyes of Wasps wingers Christian Wade and Tom Varndell, Marlow competed alongside 50 over teams from the South East at Farnham Royal.

Marlow head coach Jason Marshall said: “This group of boys have been together for five years now so there is a tight bond there.

“We are really proud of the boys, they played superb rugby all day and although the main thing was to have fun – they love to win.

“They didn’t concede a try all day so that really topped our day off.”

Meanwhile, Varndell said: “I started rugby at U9s at Chinnor. It’s fantastic coming back to a tournament like this and seeing the kids doing what I did when I was younger.

“Its massive for the future of the game. If you can get kids playing at this level now and then going through the age groups, it’s what rugby is all about really.

“This is where you are going to get your future superstars from and kids need to enjoy the game.

“Even if they don’t go on to play professionally, if they have happy memories they will get their kids into it.”

Land Rover supports grassroots rugby and provides the opportunity for 7,000 youngsters to take part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.

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