THE PASSION and dedication of three long-standing Worcester Warriors fans will be captured in a new series of rugby television adverts this season.
Chris Ritson and couple Jenny and David Cormack wowed producers with their enthusiastic support after being plucked out of the crowd during Worcester’s defeat at home to Bath in November.
The trio will feature in a collection of adverts to wrap around the Premiership’s ITV highlights show after title sponsor Aviva scoured the country to find the biggest fans from each of the 12 clubs.
Jenny said she classed herself as a ‘rugby widow’ until two years ago when her husband David bought her a Worcester season ticket. But the former teacher admitted she was not sure how she will react when she sees herself on TV for the first time.
“It’s been good fun but I think I’m going to be totally embarrassed when it all goes on the TV, but you’re only young once,” she said.
“We’ve been on the TV before in shots just because of the position we sit in so we didn’t really realise this was going to materialise into what it has.”
Jenny and David, who are originally from Scotland, moved to Worcester 25 years ago and became firm friends with Chris after finding a new home in the East Stand at Sixways.
David said match-days were also a family affair as they would often bring along their son and granddaughter as well as garden gnome Cecil, which was named after club chairman Cecil Duckworth.
“Rugby is a very important part of our lives,” he said. “We enjoy rugby but it’s the overall day that we like.
“Our lucky charm is Cecil who is usually in our garden or on the kitchen window but for the big games when we need a bit of luck we take him along and he sits beside us and he really enjoys the game.”