RUGBY: Deepings step up to the Twickenham stage

Stepping up: Deepings RUFC had their name on show at Twickenham during the Six Nations game with Wales. Photo: Getty Images
Stepping up: Deepings RUFC had their name on show at Twickenham during the Six Nations game with Wales. Photo: Getty Images
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DEEPINGS RUFC have made their mark at the home of rugby.

The Linchfield Road club had their name prominently displayed on a step at Twickenham during England’s RBS Six Nations defeat against Wales last weekend – and it will again be on show at the Ireland game on March 17.

They are just one of many teams benefitting from RBS RugbyForce, a community volunteer programme that helps local rugby clubs improve their facilities.

The programme culminates in the RBS RugbyForce weekend on June 2 and 3, when friends, family, club members and the local community are encouraged to come together to give the club a makeover in advance of the new season.

Deepings chairman Mark Owen said: “We have recognised that RBS RugbyForce can be very important for the future and help us make improvements to safeguard our future for years to come.

“Having our club name displayed at the home of English rugby will be the talk of the town for months.”

All rugby clubs across the country can still be a part of the RBS RugbyForce programme – and if they register before Friday they will have their name added to a step for England’s game with Ireland.

Visit www.rbs.com/rugbyforce for more information. Any entries received after Friday, March 23 will not be eligible for the support package.