Guinness is creating club-based rugby festivals to bolster the big-match atmosphere at the key matches and the second Guinness Festival takes place at Welford Road on Saturday when Leicester Tigers host Harlequins.
The 12 club captains had their pass measured on the Guinness Power Pass and Tigers skipper Martin Corry registered 19.4mph, while forwards coach Richard Cockerill clocked at 18.1mph.
Before checking out the match action, fans will have the chance to win prizes, test their skills and enjoy a pint of the black stuff. There will be opportunities test your reactions on the Guinness Rugby Reflex and see how quick your hands are on Guinness Power Pass.
Scores from the challenges will be added together to see which club is crowned Guinness Festival Champions. Everyone taking part will also have the chance to get their hands on season tickets and other Guinness merchandise.
There will be live music from 1.30pm and post-match until 6.30pm, as well as food and refreshments outlets and Tigers merchandise will also be available, including the club’s new membership packages for supporters and Junior Tigers Club members.
Lee Bailey, sponsorship manager from Guinness, said: “We know there are certain games throughout the season that people really look forward to. The Guinness Festivals will add to the atmosphere and enjoyment of these matches and, whatever the result on the pitch, they can enjoy a pint of the black stuff and test themselves against fans at other clubs and also the power and speed of Guinness Premiership players.”
The Guinness Festival this weekend will take place in the Crumbie Car Park next to the Crumbie Stand at Welford Road, open from 1pm and continuing after the final whistle.
Tickets for Saturday’s match between Tigers and Quins are still on sale from the Tigers ticket office. Contact 08701 28 34 30, book online at www.leicestertigers.co.uk or call at Welford Road.
For further information on the Guinness Premiership, visit www.guinnesspremiership.com