Fever Pitch


The eyes of the rugby world will be on England and Wales as the two nations host the Rugby World Cup later this year. Clubs up and down the country will be holding special events to ensure fans don’t have to be at the matches to enjoy the atmosphere.

Nurture maintains The Stoop, home of Harlequins RFC, whose fast-paced attacking play is so admired. Harlequins style is best suited to a fi rm and dry surface and over the summer Nurture is reconstructing the pitch in the biggest pitch improvement project ever undertaken by the club. The current playing surface is being stripped and 4,420 meters of new main and secondary drainage installed along with 250 tonnes of sports sand dressing applied to improve water infiltration rates.

The fi rst game will be a sponsor’s day on the 19th August kicking off a very busy calendar of World Cup events, including hosting the Premiership Rugby 7s fi nal, Fiji vs Canada International, Defence Force World Cup along with a host of other events including the usual Rugby Premiership/European fi xtures.

Nick Ebelthite, Nurture Contracts Manager, commented:

“It’s a huge responsibility with a very tight dead line ahead of a very important year for Harlequins and we’re pleased everything is on schedule.”

“We are reseeding with a specifi c mix of five species of lolium prenne (perennial rye-grass) which is a hard-wearing species specifically cultivated to germinate when temperatures fall as low as 3°, so it’s ideal for winter sports.”

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