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VIDEO – England Counties revel in post-match party

12 June 2012

  • Peck's reaction to England Counties' 39-5 victory and what it means to tour Africa
  • "The atmosphere was unbelievable"

Harry Peck gives his post match reaction to England Counties' 39-5 win over the Elgon Warriors and the response from the crowd.

The Elgon Warriors, made up of the best players from Kenya and Uganda, held the men in white to 6-5 at half-time but, during a transformed second-half performance, the visitors ran in five tries.

The England Counties are the first British side to visit East Africa since the Lions in 1962 and their tour has been considered of equal value for the development of rugby in the region.

Following the final whistle on Saturday, the Ugandan fans gathered on the pitch, dancing with the players and gathered autographs.

The Counties players celebrated with the supporters and communicated with the pupils from a deaf school with the sign language they have learnt from previous outreach visits during the past week.

Harry Peck said: 'The atmosphere was unbelievable.  The kids ran on all wanting photographs with us, the music was going and everyone was dancing.  

"Anyone that thinks they shouldn't come and play rugby or any sport in Africa, if they saw today then they'd change their mind.  It has been an experience I will never witness again."