July 19, 2019

Robbie Henshaw With The Midland Warriors Rugby Club

Intersport Elverys are the official retail partner of the IRFU. In a highly anticipated year for Irish rugby, we teamed up with Canterbury, and an Irish rugby international, for a memorable, rugby themed day.

In the heart of Ireland, and with Buccaneers Rugby Club as the backdrop, Moate based Midland Warriors RFC were the stars for the day. Meeting with Graham and Kate Ross, who set up Midland Warriors, Intersport Elverys and the Ross’s share a passion for local, grassroots rugby.

Along with the kids from Midland Warriors, another star was on show. Local and national rugby icon, Robbie Henshaw was on site to lend his expertise for the day.

From a pep talk to the pitch, and sporting the Official World Cup training range, Robbie took the young athletes on an exuberant training session. Flagged by coaches and spectators, the Irish centre put the Midland Warriors to work.

With adrenaline levels easing Robbie sat down with the Ross’s to chat about all things rugby. Their interchangeable rugby experiences were conversed in the stands of Buccaneer’s Rugby Club. An easy going, free flowing conversation ensued.

Their passion for rugby in their daily lives was evident when Kate and Graham described how their love of the sport led them to set up Midland Warriors.

Robbie’s passion for the sport began at a young age. His commitment to the game, like the Ross’s, has led him to be the calibre of player that he is today.

Talking about the ins and outs of everyday life in Midland Warriors, the Ross’s spoke to Robbie of what they do to grow the club in the community.

Robbie spoke about his everyday life as a professional rugby player. He described how he grows as a player, by making sacrifices and by committing each day to rugby. From video sessions to gym sessions, training days to set plays, the life of a professional athlete takes passion, grit and determination.

In an extremely important few months for Irish rugby, Robbie, Graham and Kate spoke about their respective preparations for the World Cup. Pre-season camp for the Irish Rugby team started in Carton House on June 17th. The World Cup warm-up games commence in August. Meanwhile, Graham and Kate are building in their preparations for the World Cup. As Robbie and his teammates tog out for their first game, the Ross’s will be busy hosting events in their rugby club (KO for Ireland’s opener, vs Scotland, is at 8:45am).

That ended our day with Robbie, The Ross’s, and Midland Warriors. Thanks to all who took part in the content capture day.

As the Official Retailer Partner for Irish Rugby, here’s hoping Robbie and Co. bring home the Webb Ellis trophy this Autumn. Shop Irish Rugby HERE.