A NEWLY-LAUNCHED walking rugby team has turned out to be a real success at Salisbury RFC.

Since the start of the new year, men and women over 55 years old have tried out the sport.

And the club is now entering two teams as part of the rugby tournament at Salisbury’s Beer Festival across the weekend of May 12 and 13.

The group meet every Wednesday night at Castle Road, from 6.30pm.

Organiser Pat Clash said: “I introduce something new to each session that make the rules easier to understand and more adaptable. That and the fact that it’s there for everyone and good exercise for anyone looking for a fitness programme with a difference.”

For more information, email clashpat@gmail.com.