Torrington’s French connection

Joseph Bulmer

TORRINGTON Colts did their bit for the entente cordiale when they went on their own Tour de France.

A 16-man party flew to the South of France to play Rugby Olympique Agde at the Stade Michel Millet

Torrington suffered a little from the acclimatisation activities the night before, but it took Agde 20 minutes before they broke over the line to score. By half time the score was 20-0.

Torrington’s defence improved in the second half, limiting Agde to just one more try.

James McLeod ensured Torrington did not come away empty handed by scoring a try for the tourists, whose man of the match was Will Andrews.

Following the game a reception was held in the club and Torrington were presented with a trophy of Alexander the Great, which has significant historical significance to Agde.

“We would like to thank the French for their hospitality and efforts in making the tour happen in particular Max Isidro, Mike and Julia Corrick,” said Torrie’s Paul Banfield.