The Beginning of the Nags
The whole "Nag" idea started with a thought: "Can a twelve-tonne barge be pulled by human power alone the distance of a marathon"?
Five rugby players joined together to make it happen by pulling the narrowboat 32 miles between Birmingham and Worcester over five days in 2012. The distance was supposed to be slightly less, but on one particular day they decided to take a little detour to find a pub in a nearby town and so pulled the boat there!
This started the fundraising rolling with a great sum of £4500.
During the trip the plan was hatched to create a charity rugby team to play every two years to raise even more funds for Cancer Research UK. The team would be called ‘The Nags’ after the old horses that used to pull the barges and so the name was born.
Never did the intrepid five imagine what they would create?