In recognition of the recent Eccles RFC Duke of Edinburgh Gold epic expedition to France, where nine U18s players walked 150km over 5 days to lay tributes and poppy wreaths at the WW1 Thiepval memorial, a team from the 1st Bn, Royal Regiment of Fusiliers will play Eccles 1st XV in a #Somme101 commemorative pre-season friendly on Saturday 19th August.
Before the game there will be a Ladies rugby open training session for women and girls, where there will be Lancashire County and International players in attendance. Following the game there will be refreshments and a big screen presentation in the clubhouse, where the young people will talk about their research of the Pals Battalions and their experience in France. This will be a big day for the club. All are welcome to attend. More information to follow.