10:40am Tuesday 6th March 2012
By Nick Jackson
The Undy Rugby Academy has been up and running now for a few years and in their latest development, they have created a new lease of life for the famous Magor RFC. Magor sadly nearly ceased to exist except for a veterans team who valiantly carried on the tradition.
With more interest in rugby in Magor and Undy, this new Magor team was born. Hopefully this indicates a new future for the club.
FoNR played a part in the process by proving a range of training gear, including tackle and skills equipment and were rewarded by having an endorsement displayed on the smart new Magor jersey.
So to match day. The training paddock was waterlogged so instead of a skills session, the Magor boys visited the Newport RFC museum where they were given a brief talk on the history of the club and its auspicious history. Following that they had a visit to the club shop and then took a seat on the famous Rodney Parade bench with Newport lock Dafydd Rosser.
At kick off time they formed the traditional Guard of Honour for the players as they took to the park. Newport have never experieced a defeat when Undy or Magor have been at the Parade, so we may need to invite them back more often.
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