Rugby ace Warburton has Bognor in mind

Sam Warburton's signed shirt is shown off by Bognor RFC's Leighton Thomas and Martin Eley
Sam Warburton's signed shirt is shown off by Bognor RFC's Leighton Thomas and Martin Eley
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INTERNATIONAL rugby star Sam Warburton has donated a rugby shirt to Bognor RFC.

The captain of the British and Irish Lions who beat Australia in the summer, and the brilliant captain of the Wales team, was playing for Glamorgan Wanderers aged 18 in 2007 and was named Principality Premiership player of the month. He was in the Welsh under-19 squad and met Prince William.

When playing for Wales, as captain of the under-19s, he swopped his Welsh jersey with his opposite number Edward Jackson at the end of a game against England.

Warburton passed the shirt to Roger Bidgood, an ex-Welsh international, asking who he could find a home with a club that would appreciate it.

Bidgood knows Bognor RFC as they played his club Caerphilly one Saturday morning before an international, and with Warburton’s approval he gave the shirt to Bognor.

Bidgood and Warburton may even visit Bognor to view the shirt.