HE may have missed out on the chance of walking out at Twickenham, but Henley U11 player Max Ashton insisted he had still loved every minute of his Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup experience.
Launched during the 2008-09 season, the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is the first national grassroots tournament officiated by Premiership Rugby and run in conjunction with all 12 clubs.
The first event of the season took place on Sunday as Wasps hosted U11s and U12s mini rugby teams at Farnham Royal Rugby Club.
In total more than 7,000 children will take part over the course of the campaign as they go in search of a spot in the ‘Parade of Champions’ during half-time of the Aviva Premiership Grand Final.
And while Ashton was not able to lift the U11s cup trophy for a spot at rugby headquarters, with Henley Hawks falling to Aylesbury Tigers in the shield semi-final, the 10-year-old remained proud of his team.