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Wi-Manx Sponsors Exciting Douglas Vs Glossop Rugby Game

Peter Horsthuis (Robinsons IOM/Chairman of DRUFC), Adam Clayton (Quinn Legal) and Rob Callister MHK

Peter Horsthuis (Robinsons IOM/Chairman of DRUFC), Adam Clayton (Quinn Legal) and Rob Callister MHK

Wi-Manx treated local business leaders to lunch with a difference last Saturday. Over 70 guests – a record number for the Douglas RUFC clubhouse – enjoyed lunch and drinks before watching an exciting South Lancs/Cheshire Division One fixture between Douglas and Glossop.

Douglas secured a well-deserved 20-0 win despite a solid performance from Glossop. A good physical encounter, the game began with plenty of passion and heart from both sides.

Taking an early lead with two penalties taken by master-kicker Bryn Snellgrove, Douglas consolidated their lead with a try from winger Adam Boyd.  Converted by Snellgrove, Douglas went into the second half with a score of 13-0.

Despite the strong winds, Max Singer, the 6’7 World Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation Senior World Champion, ploughed his way to an early try in the second half, with Snellgrove, in true form, converting yet again. Though Glossop fought hard for a comeback, Douglas, in a dazzling defensive display, managed to hold them back and ensure they never made it over the whitewash.

Mike Stanton and Lee Boyle

Mike Stanton (Celton Manx) and Lee Boyle (Jacksons)


The result puts Douglas back in second position with another two games to go, giving the team a real chance of winning the league.

After the game, the clubhouse was bustling and the players joined our group for drinks. Rachael Cringle, Corporate Account Manager, presented the local “Men of the Match” awards to Carl Markl-Ferns and Carl Murray.

Special thanks go to Tony Wilson-Spratt for helping us organise this fantastic event and providing the entertainment with a competitive game of “heads and tails”. We’re looking forward to doing it all again soon!

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