WATCH: Wonderful Rob Horne Moment Is What Makes Rugby So Special
Northampton unfortunately couldn’t get the result they wanted on Saturday, losing 23-15 to Leicester Tigers at Twickenham – but it was a special day nonetheless.
The game was moved from Franklin’s Gardens to raise money for Northampton’s former Australia centre Rob Horne – who was left with severe nerve damage and paralysis in his right arm after a collision in the fixture at Leicester’s Welford Road in April.
This is what rugby is all about.
Wonderful moment. Rob Horne you absolute hero.
— RugbyLAD (@RugbyLAD7) October 6, 2018
He brought the ball out for kick-off to a standing ovation, in front of a crowd of more than 40,000.
The England logo was also covered inside the stadium and replaced with Horne’s Northampton jersey – an incredible show of respect for the former Australian international. A very special moment.
Rob Horne takes precedence over everything today, including the 🌹 pic.twitter.com/Pvxs8ifbSO
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) October 6, 2018