Young Fife rugby fan leads Scottish heroes out at Rugby World Cup tie in France

A young rugby fan from Fife has had the experience of a lifetime, as he led his heroes out at the Rugby World Cup.
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Nine year old Rhys Edwards from Burntisland led Scotland onto the pitch ahead of their World Cup clash with Romania in Lille last Saturday.

Rhys was being recognised for his passionate enthusiasm for the game, whilst going above and beyond for his team and club. He was nominated by his rugby coach for being “a player who always inspires young players around him”. The nomination went on to highlight his positive attitude and sense of humour.

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Describing the trip, Rhys said: “My whole trip was really good. The experience of walking out with the players and having fun at the Lille rugby village was amazing.

“Everyone was so nice and the ride in the World Cup Defender was really really cool. Darcy’s on fire and seeing Hamish Watson, my favourite player, scoring the first try made me really happy”.