The hallowed turf at Twickenham has been transformed into its original state – a cabbage patch.
In advance of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in June– which will see a festival of rugby and food transform Twickenham – event organisers have gone back to the roots of the world famous stadium and prepped the ground ready to plant cabbages.
The reconstruction was proposed to celebrate the new-look series’ climax, HSBC London Sevens ‘Feast of Rugby’.
“We are absolutely delighted to honour the ground’s triumphant parentage,” said head groundsman Keith Kent.
“The turf has been meticulously cultivated and now we are able to offer the same rigorous attention to Twickenham’s initial produce in preparation for the Feast of Rugby at the HSBC London Sevens in May. It is a heartfelt tribute to the journey from field to glorious cathedral of rugby.”
Kent and his team have been hard at work ploughing the pitch but new turf will be laid before the tournament finale in May.