WELLINGTON Rugby Club are considering a tour abroad at the end of next season following the success of their short three-day stay at Newcastle at the end of last week, writes Barry Knott.

The club took a party of 35 players, officials and members up North from the Thursday to Sunday, and they were able to watch Newcastle's home game against Bath on the Friday.

"We have not been away together as a group for about ten years," said club secretary Ashley Colman. "It was very enjoyable and we're now thinking of perhaps a trip abroad next year."

While at Newcastle, Wellington managed to play a game against Seyhill, which was described more of a social, rather than competitive, game. Wellington think they won 48-46 with Ash Harney scoring four tries - two for each side!

The Wellington side was captained by Danny Lee who has now recovered from the hand injury which ruled him out of the club's last two matches.

It has already been confirmed by the club that Lee will captain the lst XV during next season's 150th year anniversary and that Graham Dawe will be continuing as head coach.