Saturday 27th January 2019

With a big year of international rugby ahead of us in 2019 kicking off next week Harlequins players Tim Visser, Nathan Earle and Mat Luamanu were joined by rugby fans at The George pub in Twickenham to share their favourite against-all-odds sporting final moments.

The lucky Harlequins fans enjoyed a pint and chatted over their predictions with the players who know the game the best. Tim, Nathan and Mat tackled some of their top sporting final moments as they officially launched Greene King IPA’s rugby competition, Last Drop Out.

Tim Visser from the Harlequins says “As professional sports people, we love a bit of post-match analysis and It’s been great to share the excitement for the upcoming internationals with fans that are as passionate about the game as we are. It’s been such a laugh being here with Greene King sharing some of our favourite sporting moments too. We might not agree amongst ourselves over the best sporting moment ever, but the nation has been pretty decisive.”

Sport fans across the UK have voted on Greene King IPA’s twitter for their favourite last gasp sporting moment, and the winner is Jonny Wilkinson’s drop kick goal to win the 2003 World Cup. The top three from the Twitter poll were:

  1. Jonny Wilkinson’s drop kick goal to win the 2003 World Cup
  2. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s goal against Bayern Munich to  win the 1999 Champions League
  3. England beat Australia by 2 runs to win the 2nd Ashes Test at Edgbaston in 2005

Greene King IPA’s Last Drop Out competition aims to celebrate the last drop of IPA in each barrel just as punters debate their favourite last moment of the game sporting achievement of all time.

Nathan Earle added: “There are so many great contenders for the nation’s favourite last gasp sporting moment but I’m not surprised Jonny’s Wilkinson’s 2003 drop goal won. It’s an iconic moment in sporting history and just goes to show that anything can happen in sport right up until the last whistle.  A bit like The Last Drop Out, the final pint of Greene King IPA could be the one that brings the greatest reward.”

The Last Drop Out competition, in association with Greene King, gives rugby fans across the UK a chance to win over 9,000 prizes. The competition runs in participating pubs from the 25th January to 31st March and the drinker whose pint of Greene King IPA is being pulled when the barrel runs out wins the golden ticket. Prizes range from a free pint of Greene King IPA, to rugby merchandise, and a grand prize of a holiday to Japan for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

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