Every time I read an article like the one below, it makes me so happy to be part of the rugby family.
TINKER TAYLOR are in the fortunate position of being proud sponsors of Ashley Johnson of Wasps.
Amid his hectic training schedule and family commitments, Ash found time to pop down to my rugby club, Camp Hill RFC to spend some time with our junior and senior forwards. And he was brilliant.
Ash is passionate about giving back to the rugby community at a grass roots level, just as South African legend Chester Williams inspired him as a child, so he hopes to inspire others. His generosity is testament both to the man and the sport we both so love.
Read the article below, check out the attached video and if you still don't get what all the fuss is about with rugby union - you can call me!
This week, in the most difficult of circumstances, the rugby community has demonstrated beyond doubt that its trope about “the rugby family” is more than just words.... When my pal Doddie Weir was diagnosed with the death sentence otherwise known as motor neurone disease, it would have been easy for him to wallow in self-pity. No one would have blamed him had he thrown up his hands and surrendered. But that is not Doddie’s way and it is not the way of the sport which has defined the big man from Melrose. Rugby folk often talk about the uniqueness, the specialness, of the game and of its people, which is easy to say but difficult to back up – everyone believes their community has something special that sets it apart, but few get the chance to prove it... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2017/11/03/rugby-family-rallying-round-brave-pal-doddie-weir/