Five nations come together for Rhino Trophy
On the eve of the British & Irish Lions warm-up match against Japan, five nations battled it out for the Rhino Trophy at Royal High RFC in Edinburgh
As official supplier to the British & Irish Lions, Rhino has been at the heart of the team’s preparations, but the Saturday morning before the clash against the Brave Blossoms, they hosted a mixed touch tournament involving Royal High RFC, London Japanese RFC, London Irish RFC, Kew Occasionals RFC and invitational side the Welsh Barbarians.
It was great to see all five nations involved in the Lions match represented so well at social level at such a wonderful grassroots club.
“The spirit of the tournament reflected what the British & Irish Lions is all about,” said Reg Clark, CEO of Rhino. “There were great performances from all sides on the pitch and great camaraderie off it too, a great rugby day, brilliantly hosted by Royal High. It was great to see all five nations involved in the Lions match represented so well at social level at such a wonderful grassroots club."
The tournament was won by English side the Kew Occasionals, narrowly defeating the Welsh Barbarians in the winner-takes-all final game.