Buckingham Rugby Club steps-up at Twickenham

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Former England player Phil Vickery unveiled Buckingham RFC’s name on a step at Twickenham Stadium ahead of the RBS 6 Nations match between England and Italy.

The club name was placed on the step as a reward for Buckingham signing up for NatWest RugbyForce in 2013, and could be seen by millions of rugby fans on the TV and in the stadium.

In total, 373 clubs were awarded for the last chance to have their name appear on the steps at the home of England Rugby.

Simon Smith, from Buckingham RFC, said: “It was a privilege to be invited to Twickenham by NatWest RugbyForce to see our club step unveiled.

“We were always planning to sign up to NatWest RugbyForce, so having our club name honoured at Twickenham for such a big game was an added bonus.”

Vickery added: “Coming from a very small club, I know how important the rugby club is within the local community and how much support they need.

“NatWest RugbyForce is all about improving club facilities to help safeguard their future.”