The London Irish community team will return to Lyon on Friday 25 May where they will compete in this year’s Loudunium Festival.

Last year the team took part in the festival, ending the competition as top try-scorers with the likes of Toulon, Montpellier and hosts Lyon providing the opposition. This year the festival has an even stronger international flavour to it, with teams from Italy, Tunisia and Switzerland all attending.

George Moore, community rugby coach said: “We can’t wait to get out there. The boys have been training hard and are really excited to get to Lyon and crack on with the festival.”

The under-12 touring team will be treated to a coaching session with Lyon coaches, before taking part in the festival which is being held at the impressive Stade de Gerland.  

“It will be a special experience for all involved in the tour,” said head of community Andy Keast.

“The boys have the chance to play rugby in the Stade de Gerland, which not many people can say they have done.

“We had such a good time in Lyon last year, so it will be interesting to see what this year holds. Thanks, must go to all the parents of the team going. They have been fantastic with assisting with the logistics of the trip”.

Best of luck to everyone making the trip to Lyon and good luck to all the boys involved in the festival!

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