L to R – Vince Owens, England and Bath star- Matt Banahan, David Smallwood

SUTTON-BASED rugby fan, Vince Owen, won the Rugby World competition for an exclusive break to meet players from Bath Rugby Club and take a brewery tour, courtesy of Wadworth, one of Bath Rugby’s key sponsor.

The Captains Run

Vince Owen was delighted when he discovered that he was the winner of the pair of tickets.

“I couldn’t believe my luck. I am passionate about Rugby and real ale so it couldn’t have been a better prize for me. I took a friend, David Smallwood, and we had a really great time.”

The competition prize included a look around Bath Rugby Club and a chance to watch the Captain’s Run and meet some of the team. The Captain’s Run is a training session run by the team’s Captain rather than the coach and is traditionally held the day before a premiership game.

The trip to watch Bath Rugby training was followed by a tour of the Wadworth brewery and Visitor Centre in Devizes, Wiltshire and then a night at the The Bear Hotel, with dinner and breakfast.

The climax to the winning break was a pair of tickets to see the game against the Harlequins on Saturday.