POCKLINGTON RUFC are among the teams to respond to the call of England Rugby Union ahead of Saturday's Autumn Nations Cup international against Georgia.

The game at Twickenham is to be played behind closed doors, but the England authorities have devised another way to add a bit of colour to the stands, and to represent members clubs of all levels.

Clubs have been asked to send playing shirts to be laid over empty seats - so Pock players dug out an unused subs top from the inter-club touch tournament a fortnight ago and posted it down to the home of English rugby union.

The RFU will fix the Catfoss Finance-sponsored shirt on a seat in the stand for Saturday's game against Georgia (kick off 3.00pm) and the clash against Ireland the following week (November 21).

“Grassroots rugby is, without doubt, the lifeblood of our game and it must be protected,” said RFU president Jeff Blackett.

He continued: “That is fundamental in our strategy and we continue to remind Government of that fact.

“It is the rugby family which will ensure long-term growth, once we can see a real return to the game, and we want to make sure that we keep the rugby family together during this crisis.

"That is why we want to recognise the continuing efforts of our rugby community during the Autumn Nations Cup and Women’s Autumn Internationals.

“You may not be able to take your seats at Twickenham Stadium but our clubs and constituent bodies can be there in spirit.

"We would like as many as possible to send us their club and county shirts to fill a seat as England men and women compete in the Quilter Internationals.

"We want to create an image which represents the way all of our member clubs and constituent bodies are standing together."