You are here

‘Will you marry me?’ asks James - in front of tens of thousands of Rugby Sevens fans


Rugby fan James Collette popped the question to his girlfriend in front of a packed stadium at the Rugby Sevens.

James, 32, from London, chose the special moment to propose to his girlfriend Lucy Sargison, 27, who is in the Army and recently completed an eight--month tour of Afghanistan.

The two are both Rugby fans and were excited about travelling to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to watch the Sevens at Ibrox yesterday (Saturday 26 July).

James, who works in IT, planned the proposal weeks before, had the ring specially made and asked Lucy’s dad’s permission. He then contacted Glasgow 2014 organisers to see if they could help him make it happen.

Halfway through the event organisers called on James and Lucy to come on to the field of play - under the pretence they were being chosen randomly to take part in a Commonwealth quiz. But instead, James took the microphone and popped the question.

Lucy said: “I was completely shocked. I had no idea and it was just amazing. I said Yes straightaway.”

The crowd gave a big round of applause to the happy couple as they went back to their seats.

James said: “This has been the most exciting time in my life, Lucy and I met two years ago. We've been through a lot together, all of which has made our relationship stronger. She means everything to me.”

The Glasgow XX Commonwealth Games are now over. This website is closed and for reference purposes only. Some external links may no longer work. For the latest news and information, please visit the Commonwealth Games Federation website.