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Touch rugby fundraiser collects €2,000 for cancer care



An annual touch rugby tournament raised a chunk of change for a worthy cause on Sunday.

The “Kick Cancer Into Touch 2022 Touch Rugby Tournament” was organised by the voluntary group Kick Cancer Into Touch and Rugby Club Luxembourg, and held at RCL’s facility in the Boy Konen sports complex.

Here is how Nick Frank of Rugby Club Luxembourg’s touch committee recounted the day to Delano:

“As the dawn broke over the Cessange heights, 80 intrepid players from Belgium, Luxembourg and pretty much every nation known took to the playing fields of RCL. Eight teams ranging in players from internationals to first timers, from 8 to 59 years old, skilled and just plain social, took part in a family orientated day, raising €2,000 for Omega Haus, a local hospice in Hamm.”

Frank said that he and RCL’s Dan Fahy refereed a total of 24 games, with co-organisers “Joe Lister, Owen Evans and Debbie McDonnell pouring the pints, and grilling Luxembourg’s famous sausages and potatoes cakes from dawn to dusk.”

“The winners, apart from all those that took part, were Cube St Josse, who won in a closely fought final against last year’s winners, Buc St Josse,” Frank reported. “They showed a lot of great skills, but also a superb attitude and we were thankful that they made the journey from Brussels.”

He commented that the RCL Junior Touch squad fielded “a girl team of 12 to 14 year olds, maybe a first in Luxembourg,” and observed “a large number of mums and dads playing with their kids.”

Tournament results:

The summertime staple has been held since 2001.

To get involved, contact RCL Touch or KCIT via Facebook.