Rugby - Borough youngsters in action at Welford Road

Borough Under 10s pictured at Welford Road.
Borough Under 10s pictured at Welford Road.
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Ed Cameron and Harry Missin from the Peterborough Rugby Club Under 10s team have a proud boast that many professional rugby players can’t make!

They have scored a try at Welford Road, home of the 10-times Premiership champions Leicester Tigers and hosts to World Cup matches in both 1991 and 1999.

The Borough youngsters played on the hallowed turf after qualifying for the Prima Bowl finals following a win over Sale Sharks on Saturday (February 28).

But it wasn’t to be their day - losing 4-1 against Silhillians from Solihull and drawing 1-1 with North Walsham in their two matches.

“It was a fantastic experience for the lads to play at such an historic ground,” said head coach Simon Potter, “and certainly no disgrace to come home without a victory. The clubs that had qualified stretched from Rotherham in Yorkshire to Braintree in Essex to Bridgnorth near the Welsh border and for us to have won through the early stages of the competition to be there put us up among the best that Central England has to offer. They did brilliantly to get there and should be thoroughly proud of themselves.”

It was the third Premiership pitch that the team has played on - having previously had games at Northampton Saints and Saracens.

The Borough Under 10s B team, meanwhile, defeated Peterborough Lions 8-3 to retain the shield that the two clubs contest at that age group every season.