Exhibition Teams included HRH Prince Harry, Zara Tindall, Mike Tindall, Jason Robinson, and Dame Kelly Holmes. Two teams Invictus and Endeavour tipped against each other, managed and mentored by Jonny Wilkinson and Sir Clive Woodward.
If the crowd had needed any warming-up for the finale then they couldn't have picked any better way.
Harry heading up team Invictus against Mike Tindall's Endeavour.. meant that it was a huge family affair, alongside some of GB's military heroes. The game was much fun, especially seeing the fantastic camaraderie between Harry, Zara and Mike. Harry scored the opening goal of the closely contested game. With Jonny on the side-lines coaching the team I didn't know where to look.
The exhibition game was fun, and just showed what great sports the royals are. At the beginning Harry tried to bribe the referee by slipping them money to much amusement. As Harry scored the first goal, he turned and gave Mike Tindall a taunting handshake. The pair larked around throughout the game, pretending to tip each other out. When Mike scored a goal on his wife, Zara tapped him playfully on the back as he crossed the line, and later when Harry was sent to the box for fouling Denise Lewis, he hung his head in pantomime shame.
Supported on by team managers Johnny Wilkinson and Clive Woodward, both teams were brilliantly enthusiastic. The game was really in keeping with the spirit of what the Invictus games are all about. Culminating with Harry's team claiming victory.
The game was really in keeping with the spirit of what the Invictus games are all about. Culminating with Harry's team claiming victory. A fabulous prelude to the Gold medal game which followed.
Had a fabulous evening amongst so many greats completely embracing the essence of the Invictus Games.... Harry should be proud of what he and his teams achieved.