Kiwi reveals touching try tribute
Sun, 04 Nov 2012 13:32
We had the boys' funerals on Thursday
Exeter Chiefs' veteran New Zealand prop Chris Budgen revealed that his try in their 33-9 Premiership victory over Worcester was dedicated to his premature twin sons who died recently and were buried on Thursday.
The 39-year-old - whose try helped Exeter end a three game losing run - pointed to the sky after touching down and elucidated in why he had done so on Sunday.
"That was for the boys," said Budgen.
"I told my wife [Tina] and my son [Dylan] that I would try and do something.
"We had the boys' funerals on Thursday and the one promise I made was that I would try and score for them, so when I got that ball today there was no way I was going to stop."
Victory for Exeter took them onto 20 points after eight matches, well away from the relegation zone.
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