Oct 09, 2013
Wembley Revisited - Richard Wigglesworth
A world record crowd of 83,761 watched Saracens face Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership in March 2012 and try scorer on the day Richard Wigglesworth has took time out of his preparations for this weekends Heineken Cup fixture against Connacht to look back at the landmark fixture.
“I did my knee after the World Cup and it was one of my first games back, so I timed it quite well really” said the scrum-half.
“I played Sale the week before, and then Harlequins at Wembley in front of a sell-out so I was lucky that my first few games back were away to my old club or a packed Wembley.
"I got to run out at Wembley for half an hour and whilst I was waiting to come onto the pitch I just looked up and realised what it is like to play in front of so many people – it was quite surreal really".
"That Quins game in 2012 reminds me of a Vamps lyric “I was nearly in, but then came in the pushy friend, and killed my vibe – I took my perfect ten away” surmised Wigglesworth.
"It was a great achievement for the club to get so many fans down to Wembley, and although on the day the result wasn’t what we may have wanted the day was pretty much unforgettable".
He added; “Being a Manchester United fan getting to play at Wembley is pretty special, United seem to love winning a Community Shield or two in recent years, so I’ve seen them win at Wembley a few times".
"I’m really looking forward to getting out there and playing next Friday at Wembley. We have a really important fixture up against Connacht in a few days first, so that is our priority.
"It promises to be great day for the club and for the fans - there’s some really good entertainment on show but we’re just looking forward to getting stuck into the Heineken Cup".