Boy, 8, leads England out at Twickenham for Wales clash

PUBLISHED: 18:48 12 February 2018

Ronnie Amestoy standing proudly in his England kit.

Ronnie Amestoy standing proudly in his England kit.

Dave Amestoy

A rugby-loving boy got to walk on Twickenham’s hallow turf as a mascot ahead of England’s Six Nations clash with Wales.

Eddie Jones’ side managed to grind out a 12-6 win in a game which is unlikely to be remembered as a classic, but for eight-year-old Ronnie Amestoy it is a day he will never forget.

Ronnie, who lives in Burnham and goes to Weare Academy First School, got to walk out with the England players ahead of the kick-off.

His father Dave and the rest of the family watched on from the stands in London.

Dave said it is one of his ‘proudest moments’ to see Ronnie in his England kit as the national anthem was sung by the players and the packed crowd.

But he did concede the ‘great win’ was a good added bonus too.

Ronnie, despite his young age, has played rugby for five years and turns out regularly for Winscombe Rugby Club.

England sit second in the Six Nations table, behind Ireland, following the second round of matches.

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