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Jonny Wilkinson joins O2 Touch Rugby Tour

This summer, the O2 Touch Tour is hitting the road with England Rugby superstar Jonny Wilkinson.



Along with In2Touch, the RFU and O2 are supporting these four events across England and with so many teams participating in these events, there is bound to be some homegrown talent waiting to be discovered.

The Loughborough and Bath days have already taken place and there is much buzz about the upcoming Manchester and London O2 Touch tour events. How can there not be when legendary England and World Cup winning fly half Jonny Wilkinson is on board to experience and spread the game of touch to all corners of England and Great Britain?


Mixed teams will participate in a one-day tournament and there will be up to forty teams competing. Teams are also competing to get the chance to stand with Jonny on the winners podium and speak to the legend himself.

Jonny had the following to say about the game: “The O2 Touch Rugby Tour is a great opportunity for all kinds of people to get together to experience rugby, be part of a team and take part in a fun competition. I believe touch rugby and rugby in general is an incredibly positive and exciting team sport and the values involved in rugby are crucial for achieving anything in life.”

If you’d like to read more about what Johnny had to say about the O2 Touch tour please click here.

One team that has benefitted from O2 Touch rugby is the Canterbury Cougars Touch Club. They are one of the many clubs set up as an O2 Touch venue. They host local training sessions and a weekly competition right at their club for local players of all abilities.

The club has won the Loughborough O2 Touch tournament and came second in the Bath tournament. We eagerly await their appearances at the next two O2 Touch dates.

The next O2 Touch tour takes place this coming Saturday 11 July 2015, in Manchester at the City Football Academy, Etihad Campus.

In order to enter your team into the last two tournaments, it is vital that you visit the In2Touch website. Here you will find all the information you need about the Manchester and London O2 Touch tour.

With a chance to meet Jonny Wilkinson, it’s a day you sure do not want to miss!