Sixteen under-11 and under-12 sides from up and down the country have already booked their place at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final, and now it’s the turn of Northampton Saints’ local sides to see if they can join them at Twickenham thanks to the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.
Sunday will see hundreds of budding rugby stars take to Franklin’s Gardens for Northampton Saints’ Under-12 Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.
This will be the tenth Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup festival held so far this season with the club’s under-11 event having to be postponed earlier in the month until 30 April due to a waterlogged pitch.
Launched during the 2008-09 season, the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is the first national grassroots tournament officiated by Premiership Rugby.
More than 7,000 children take part, with two teams from each cup getting the chance to go to the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham on 28 May, something Northampton Saints’ George North believes will be a prize to remember.
"I think the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cups are really good events and am looking forward to seeing and hearing about the local talent we have in the area this weekend,” said North.
"These early experiences of playing rugby really do shape future players so I can't wait to hear how they get along. I'm sure the children will enjoy the game like I did.
"It's also important that these events are supported by sponsors such as Land Rover – junior tournaments are the foundations of rugby in the community. I’m sure it will be a great day for everyone involved and good luck to the players."
Land Rover is a proud supporter of grassroots rugby and has been a partner of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup for nearly a decade. Land Rover’s ‘We Deal in Real’ campaign continues to champion grassroots rugby through Premiership Rugby and the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup. @LandRover_UK #WeDealInReal