Campo’s coming to Carnoustie

A legend of international rugby has made a video greeting for fans ahead of his appearance at the Carnoustie Beach Rugby Tournament in June.

Former Australian player David ‘Campo’ Campese is going to be guest of honour for the weekend of celebrations to mark Carnoustie Rugby Club’s 40th anniversary.

England v Australia'1991 World Cup Final'Rob Andrew evades David Campese

England v Australia'1991 World Cup Final'Rob Andrew evades David Campese

Campo was capped 101 times for the Wallabies and for years held the record for most number of test match tries.

He will be speaking at the club’s celebration dinner on Friday, June 16; on the Saturday opening the tournament; and on the Sunday running a training session for youngsters.

The tournament is being held in partnership with the Bill McLaren Foundation and event organisers Calum Bruce and Andrew Cranston are thrilled to have him.

Andrew said: “I think campo has got to be in most people’s top five rugby players ever.”

Calum added: “For our age group, he was a living legend, we all grew up watching Campese.”

As well as leading a training session Campo will also present the youngsters with their end of season trophies.

Calum, who runs the Midi section of Carnoustie Rugby Club, said: “That’s a memory for a lifetime, I wish I was able to say I got my end of season trophy from David Campese!”

In Campo’s message he congratulates the club on their 40 years and looks forward to a fun-filled weekend. He said: “We’ve got a lot of great people involved and that’s what brings the community together, which is fantastic...They are having a few laughs and that’s what the great game is about.”

Watch the video at www.guideandgazette.co.uk