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Twickenham trip for Weston-super-Mare’s rugby youngsters

PUBLISHED: 11:00 18 June 2017

Young players from Weston Rugby Club explore Twickenham.

Young players from Weston Rugby Club explore Twickenham.

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Young rugby players from Weston-super-Mare were among 200 children to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime day out at the home of English rugby.

The youngsters from Weston Rugby Club, all aged between seven and 13, visited Twickenham stadium, where they met England’s Alex Goode, fresh from his appearance for the Barbarians the day before.

They also met former players David Flatman and Ugo Monye as they walked in international shoes for the day, boarding the England team bus, and spending time in the national team’s changing rooms.

They then enjoyed the chance to run out onto the famous Twickenham turf in a day organised by England rugby sponsor Old Mutual Wealth.

England international Goode said: “I still remember the first time I ran out onto the Twickenham pitch and I’m sure that all of the children taking part today will never forget this incredible experience. It was great fun to be part of their day.”

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