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Lewis has the Spirit of Rugby

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He may not have been able to help his team book their Aviva Premiership Rugby Final spot at the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, but Lewis Fuller did not leave empty-handed after he was selected for the Spirit of Rugby Award.

The award recognises a player who has epitomised the true spirit of rugby, and played with grit and determination showing exemplary fair play throughout.

Launched during the 2008-09 season, the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is the first national grassroots tournament officiated by Premiership Rugby and is run in conjunction with all 12 Premiership Rugby clubs.

It was the turn of Harlequins on Sunday to host under-11s and under-12s rugby teams at Farnham Rugby Club, with prop Fuller representing Esher Rugby Club.

In total, over 7,000 children will participate over the course of the season as they go in search of a spot in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup Parade of Champions during half-time of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 2015.

Fuller played a galvanising role as Esher gave everything they had on the pitch, eventually finishing fourth.

And his performance did not go unnoticed by the Harlequins community managers and referees who singled him out for the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup Spirit of Rugby Award.

“I really enjoyed the day because I have got stuck in. Our team played really well and scored some good tries – the main thing is that we worked as a team,” said the 11-year-old Fullbrook School student.

“The highlight of the day was a huge rolling maul from our half to the other team’s half.”

On the pitch the side were polite and respectful to the referees, while off it the coaches ensured they would make substitutions to involve everyone and make sure no games were one-sided.

“Rugby is my only sport. I play every week and I have made some great friends here,” added Fuller.

“It was brilliant to receive some pads and kit for our club with the award. It will really help us in training.

“I am a Harlequins fan and Joe Marler is my hero. I would love to be like him in the future and play for England. My ultimate goal is to win the World Cup with England from prop.”

Land Rover supports grassroots rugby and provides the opportunity for over 7,000 youngsters to take part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup each season. Keep up to date with the latest Land Rover rugby activity by following @LandRoverRugby on Twitter.

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