England and Northampton Saints hooker Dylan Hartley told the Bury Free Press there was a great atmosphere at Sunday’s Premier International Sevens at Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club.
The international star was on hand at the Haberden to sign autographs and pose for pictures as he milled with the crowd before presenting the tophies at the end of the day.
Northampton Saints won the elite competition, meaning he got to present the trophy to his club teammates.
More than 3,000 people were at the event on Sunday, a record high for the competition in its sixth year.
* For full report, reaction and pictures, see Friday’s Bury Free Press.