As part of an Eastbourne Real Ale and Arts Festival held at the Crown & Anchor over the weekend a light hearted tug of war was held on the beach between the university boxing and rugby teams with a bucket collection for Eastbourne’s new lifeboat appeal. 

Fielding a distinctly light-weight albeit energetic team the boxers were overwhelmed by their heavier opponents. The general consensus however was that a good time was had by all with Eastbourne lifeboats gratefully benefiting from the proceeds.