Sat 17th May saw Lanzarote RFC make their long-awaited debut on the international arena at a balmy Glynn, home of Larne RFC.
Their first overseas touring party comprised of a merry band of expatriate Argentinians, Spanish, English, Canarians & the homecoming of one Leroy Barnsey Heatley, a Larne man returning to these emerald shores in the colours of his adopted Conejeros.
Larne won the toss following the traditional obligatory pre-match team photos, and elected to kick-off with what little breeze there was at their backs. The home side set out their stall early doors with some intense rucking and mauling carrying them into the visitors 22 almost immediately. The ball was spun wide for the peerless Jackie Wharry to touch down in the corner.
Half-backs Starsky & Rainbow continued to dictate the play with Rainey again setting up Wharry with a delightfully weighted chip ahead. What followed was nothing short of miraculous as Marshy broke from deep to release El Knoxo who showed a clean pair . . .