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Dan Collier completes testimonial on tremendous day

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Dan Collier celebrated his testimonial in style with a fantastic afternoon of rugby at the Brickfields on Saturday.

Albion team-mates past and present, as well as other names from the rugby world, descended on the Brickfields to mark a special day for a special player in DC, who enjoyed a day never to forget.

It was tries galore in a busy first half with Seta Raumakita, Matt Shepherd, Nile Dacres and Charlie Groves, running over the score.

DC would switch sides in the second period and don a black and white jersey during a second half that did not relent in the try-scoring department. Tyson Lewis, Tain Morgan, Dan Williams and Brad Howe all managed to get onto the scoresheet in a well-spirited encounter.

There was often little resistance offered as the tries went on, mainly because this was not a day to worry about the score – it was an afternoon to celebrate, have fun, and remember.

A minute’s silence was held before the game in honour of Armed Forces Day, and in memory of St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth CEO Christina Quinn, who recently passed away.

St Luke’s Hospice was one of two charities that benefitted from money raised on the day, the other being Wooden Spoon – an organisation close to DC’s heart and all of ours at Albion.

The very last action of the game was perhaps the best of the afternoon. The man himself, Dan Collier, sprinted from halfway to go across the line and grab the final try.

The game? Entertaining? The score? Completely irrelevant. The winner? Rugby.

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