Rugby match in memory of Rory

Salisbury Journal: Team captains Nico Flanaghan and Tom (Walworth Team captains Nico Flanaghan and Tom (Walworth

FRIENDS and family of talented rugby star Rory Walworth took to the pitch on Boxing Day in the annual rugby clash held in his memory.

The two teams comprised former Salisbury Colts and Bishop Wordsworth’s School pupils; friends of the 19-year-old, who died in a cycling accident more than four years ago.

Captaining the Rozzas was Mr Walworth’s brother Tom, while cousin Nico Flanaghan skippered The Tanks, who were the eventual 41-32 winners at Castle Road.

The fifth Rory Walworth Memorial Rugby Match attracted more than 170 supporters on a sunny day, helping to raise £300 towards an award in Mr Walworth’s name for Salisbury Colts. After the match the players were invited to dinner at Bishop Wordsworth’s.

“It was lovely getting everyone together for the match that was played in great spirit,” said Sarah Flanaghan, Mr Walworth’s aunt.

“There was a really big crowd supporting the event and they seemed to enjoy themselves. The weather was nice, unlike in previous years, and everyone stayed injury free.

“I’d also like to say a special thank you to Marcus Hole and Terry Harkness, and their team in the kitchen, for hosting a memorable evening.”

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