McCubbin wins last game in a Wisbech shirt as rugby club hold testimonial match

WISBECH Rugby Club said goodbye to Andy McCubbin in style on Saturday as their powerful Canadian forward finished his three-year stint at Harecroft Road with a win.

The club held a testimonial match for McCubbin who has been a vital part of the Wisbech pack in the last three years.

The prop forward signed off with a resounding win - easing to a comfortable victory over club captain Tom Long’s team, with Shane Vickers running in four tries.

It was McCubbin’s last game in a Wisbech shirt before he returns home to Canada. He said: “It was a lot of fun and it was pretty emotional actually - just being in the club for the last time.

“I remember making my debut for Wisbech three years ago - I’d only been in the country for 12 hours!

“It’s been a great club to play for. I will remember the best moments - ending Canvey Island’s winning streak last year and beating Newmarket and Norwich this year.

“Most of all, I will miss the friendship and the camaraderie.”

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Skipper Long said: “We said goodbye to Andy in style. He’s a very solid player. He’s committed, very strong technically and very talented. We will miss him next year, that’s for sure.

“He could compete with guys that were quite a bit bigger than him and he brought a lot to the side both on the pitch and with his personality.”

Vice-captain Vickers said: “Andy has made that prop position his own and they are going to be big boots to fill. He will be missed big time and he was a big influence off the field as well.”

McCubbin, a teacher at Thomas Clarkson Community College, is the second player to depart from Wisbech since the end of the season, with Chris Newns emigrating to Canada.

The relegated rugby club will now look to strengthen their squad before next season, when they will be gunning for promotion and Twickenham glory in the Junior Vase.