Updated: Sunday, 20th October 2019 @ 6:24am

'England rugby stars of the future': Lymm youngsters impress Twickenham masses

'England rugby stars of the future': Lymm youngsters impress Twickenham masses

| By Joanna Pendleton

After sharing the Twickenham turf with some of England’s World Cup hopefuls, Lymm head coach Guy Larkin admits his under-11s side will not forget their Aviva Premiership Rugby Final experience in a hurry.  

As Saracens and Bath Rugby battled it out for Aviva Premiership Rugby glory in Saturday’s final, Lymm under-11s also descended on rugby HQ.

And during half-time Larkin’s youngsters got their moment in the spotlight in front of the sell-out 80,000 crowd as they took part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup Parade of Champions.

Their time to shine was reward for their performances at a Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup festival held by Sale Sharks and Larkin believes his team loved every minute of their experience of a lifetime.

“It was a fantastic opportunity for them to be involved in such a prestigious tournament and event and get to see rugby played at the highest level,” he said.

“It was early in the season for us and it was a really good starting point in the season for us and they played some brilliant stuff.

“It's been a really memorable experience for everyone and I think it's something that they are going to carry with them for a long time.

“It's an inspirational venue and the history here is phenomenal and the boys have had the chance to be a part of that.

“To think that in a few months time the World Cup final will be here and that the winners will be walking around the same pitch as the boys is really amazing.”

Not only did Lymm under-11s get to walk on the hallowed Twickenham turf but they also got to meet and hear from former World Cup winner and England captain Lewis Moody.

And Moody admits that he was just as impressed with Lymm under-11s as he was with the two teams going head to head for the Aviva Premiership Rugby crown.

“The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is a fantastic event for inspiring young rugby players,” said Moody.

“Kids need to be inspired and if this is one way of inspiring kids into rugby then I think it’s brilliant.

“The chance to stand on the pitch, the hallowed turf, where their heroes have been – that’s a dream for any rugby player or fan.

“By having these kids come to Twickenham, seeing what it’s about and walking out in front of a bumper crowd, it might inspire them to progress further with their rugby.

“You never know we might see a couple of them as future England stars in World Cups to come.”

Land Rover supports grassroots rugby and provides the opportunity for over 7,000 youngsters to take part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup each season. Keep up to date with the latest Land Rover rugby activity by following @LandRoverRugby on Twitter.