Hive Communications 100
MM Header
Janspeed 100
Bartercard 100
505050 100
Trethowans 100
Spire Printing
Holiday Inn 100
SolsticeBar Header
Salisbury Audi 100
blue bee
Mckillop 100
F P 100
Heritage Salisbury 100
Hopback 100
NFU 100

The Rory Walworth memorial game

On Boxing Day Salisbury Rugby Club hosted a crowd of present and former players and supporters, from the club and Bishop Worsdworth's school, for the annual match played in the memory of Rory Walworth.  Rory was a young player at the school and the club who died in 2009 in a cycling accident.

The club hosts the match every Boxing Day with help and support from the school.  It has become an important occasion for old friends to gather, to play a game, and to celebrate Rory's memory.  As always there was a great turnout of former and present players, with a large crowd cheering them on.

The teams contesting the match are called the Tanks and the Rozzas, after Rory's nicknames.  There is a bucket collection to raise funds to support junior rugby at the club which over the years this has raised a substantial sum. This match was the 10th and to celebrate this, the club hosted a dinner in the evening with an auction which raised £6,620 for the Wheels4life charity, of which Rory was an enthusiastic supporter.

The match is always played with ferocious intensity but in good humour, and thankfully there were no injuries. Match referee Adam Wookey - a friend of Rory's and himself a former junior player at SRFC, now a National Panel referee - said afterwards:

"It was hard work keeping a bunch of boisterous lads full of Boxing Day spirit under control. But it was a great game and I really enjoyed it".

Report and photos: John Palmer

002 GC263981
004 GC263983
The Tanks observe a minute silence in memory of Rory
005 GC263984
A minute silence for the Rozzas
007 HC260981
008 HC260983
010 HC260989
011 HC260993
021 HC261017
024 HC261023
029 HC261031
030 HC261032
036 HC261046
038 HC261048
040 HC261054
041 HC261056
042 HC261057
043 HC261059
045 HC261061
046 HC261070
048 HC261073
052 HC261084
053 HC261087
055 HC261090
056 HC261091
063 HC261104
067 HC261116
068 HC261118
069 HC261119
070 GC263987
071 GC263990
All the players after the game
072 GC263993
073 GC263995
074 GC263997
075 GC263999
Team captains Iain Miller and Paddy Flood with match organiser Nico Flanaghan

Salisbury RFC
Castle Road

01722 325317


Tuesday- Friday

Rugby Season

19:00- 23:00
12:00- 23:00
09:30- 23:00


19:00- 23:00
19:00- 23:00
20:00- 23:00

Designed by Blue Bee SolutionsAdminSitemap