CLITHEROE Rugby Club’s inaugural ‘Touch Rugby’ competition was hailed a mighty success by those who took part.
Blessed by decent weather with just a shower at the tea time interval, it was a thrilling riot of open rugby played in excellent sporting spirit.
Chef de mission Bob Wilkinson organised a baffling league structure that only he could understand, but all the games got played on time anyway.
This was followed by the top four going into a play off system.
The play-offs and final were scheduled for just after the tea interval.
This led somewhat to a decline in standards across the board, depending on how busy you had been at the BBQ or indeed replacing vital fluids at the bar.
The winners were ‘Phat Boyz and Slim’ - who had a clever tactic; the larger team members blocked the try line, whilst the lycra cladded slimmer players caused a diversion leaving the coast clear for the speedsters to run in the tries.
‘K9 Plums’ were gallant runners -up.
All in all a good prelude to the season proper and to be repeated next year.
Meanwhile at Littlemoor, along with putting the finishing touches to their Torchlight Procession Float, Clitheroe Rugby are looking in decent fettle for the forthcoming season.
Training continues at Littlemoor on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m., old, new or lapsed players are welcome.
For more information see www.clitheroerugby.com