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.

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.