RUGBY SUPERFANS 'TRY THE KNOT' ON ROYAL WEDDING DAY, COURTESY OF DACIA

  • Dacia gave a couple of Rugby League superfans the wedding of their dreams at St James’ Park Stadium during the Dacia Magic Weekend on Saturday 19th May
  • The best value car brand in the UK, proud partner of the Rugby Football League, hosted the Dacia Right Royal Weekend wedding during the rugby festival.
  • The bride and groom, Nicola Hampson, 33, and Richard Lee, 28, were married in front of their nearest and dearest in a wedding inspired by their other love: Warrington Wolves.

We heard a rumour that the ‘wedding of the year’ didn’t happen in Windsor. That’s because on Saturday 19th May, Dacia, the best value car brand in the UK and partner of the Rugby Football League, gave a pair of Rugby League super fans the right royal treatment with a regal wedding celebration during the Dacia Magic Weekend at St James’ Park in Newcastle.

As Hollywood celebrities and royalty attended the Royal Family nuptials, the winners of Dacia’s ‘Right Royal Weekend’ competition, Nicola Hampson, 33, and Richard Lee, 28 tied the knot in a ceremony which celebrated their love of rugby – and each other – witnessed by their 10-year-old son Jacob and 14 of their closest friends and family.

They counted Rugby League legends and Dacia ambassadors Paul Sculthorpe and Kylie Leuluai amongst their guests, enjoyed a wedding breakfast fit for a king and queen, a cake inspired by their love of Rugby League and carried the ball onto the pitch for the Hull KR v Hull FC match on Sunday 20th May.

The loved-up bride and groom continued the party with their guests throughout the weekend from the comfort of an exclusive private box. Here’s to the happy couple! 

Dacia launched the ‘Right Royal Weekend’ competition as a way of giving back to loyal Rugby League fans; couples were asked to submit a picture which showed their love for the sport, and Nicola and Richard were selected as the lucky recipients of the wedding.

Louise O’Sullivan, Head of Dacia UK, said: “Congratulations, Nicola and Richard! As proud sponsors of the Rugby Football League, we’re delighted to give something back to loyal fans and show you don’t need a royal horse-drawn carriage to have the wedding of your dreams.”

Nicola and Richard commented: “We love each other, we love rugby, and now thanks to Dacia we have the chance to do one of the most memorable things we can do as a family.”

Dacia offers the best value new cars on the market – and it’s not just about price. The Dacia Sandero has not only been the most affordable car on sale in the UK since 2013 – starting at an incredible £6,995 – but has been awarded the title of ‘Best Small Car under £12,000’ by the industry experts at What Car? for the last six consecutive years. The rugged, no-nonsense Dacia Duster is the most affordable SUV to buy in the UK.

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Dacia Magic Weekend

Dacia Magic Weekend is an annual festival of Rugby League that sees an entire round of Betfred Super League matches played in one stadium over one weekend.

About Dacia

Dacia has a long history associated with Renault, the French brand first working with Dacia plants in Romania in the 1960s, before acquiring them fully in 1999. The brand concept is simple: to shake up preconceived ideas. Dacia produces spacious, robust, high-quality vehicles of original design that are affordable for everybody.

Dacia vehicles offer exceptional value for money. Reliable and resistant, they embody the best of Renault expertise. Relaunched by parent company Groupe Renault in 2004, the Dacia range has been expanding constantly and buyers have a wide array of vehicles to choose from, ranging from Dacia Duster, a sporty all-terrain vehicle, to light commercial vehicles or family vehicles such as the Dacia Sandero and Dacia Logan MCV. The concept continues to enjoy great success with over 5 million Dacias sold in Europe since the brand’s revival in 2004. 

Dacia launched in the UK in January 2013 and enjoyed the most successful start ever for a new car brand in the UK. Dacia was one of only four out of 36 manufacturers to receive five-star reliability ratings in the 2017 Which? Car Survey, outperforming many well established and premium brands. The Dacia Sandero has been awarded the title of “Best Small Car under £12,000” by What Car? for six consecutive years (2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013). The New Dacia Logan MCV was named as Most Highly Rated Car at the 2017 Honest John Awards in 2017. More than 120,000 Dacia vehicles have been sold in the UK to date.

For further information please visit www.press.dacia.co.uk or @RenaultUKPR or contact:

Matthew Bendall
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Callum Chamberlain
Product and Corporate Communications Manager – Dacia
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Product and Corporate Communications Manager – Renault
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