RLC festival of Rugby
Wed 2 May saw the annual RLC festival of Rugby take place at South Cerney, kindly hosted by 29 Regiment RLC. Two matches were scheduled for the day, Presidentís XV Vs Chairmanís XV and the Briggs Defence Shield Final 2018 which was to be competed between 9 Regiment and 1 Regiment.
Despite a particularly wet and windy start to the day, the sun eventually came out and enabled some great rugby. The Presidentís XV was made up of the Corps Vets team with the Chairmanís XV being made up mainly of players from 7, 9 and 29 Regiment. An entertaining match was finally won by the Chairmanís XV.
The Briggs Shield final was the culmination of the inter-unit competition and 9 Regiment started as the red-hot favourites. 1 Regiment were undeterred by this and were competitive throughout, showing great courage, dedication and fortitude. As the match wore on, 9 Regimentís strength began to show through and they eventually ran out as winners to defend the title they won in 2017. The match was a cracking advert for RLC Regimental rugby.