Ireland Legends V England Legends 2016
I’m on the Ireland Legends squad to play the England Legends next Friday night 7.45 pm at the Stoop, Twickenham. Great honour. There are 2 very strong squads competing. Can’t wait. All in the aid of charity.
Sportingclass, in partnership with Harvey Thorneycroft Ltd will for the seventh year running manage the charity match between the England and Ireland Legends – once again sponsored by Validus RE. The match which alternates annually between Twickenham and Dublin will this year take place at the Twickenham Stoop on the eve of the Ireland v England 6 Nations game.
The Legends match, in which all past International players volunteer to play for free to raise hugely valuable funds for both English and Irish charities. This year’s beneficiaries will be The RPA’s Restart Rugby – The Players Charity; the RFU’s Injured Players Foundation, the IRFU Charitable Trust, IRUPA and The Lewis Moody Foundation.
The emphasis of the night has always been to raise as much funds for the charities as possible whilst ensuring that old rugby scores are settled. The team sheets are already looking extremely exciting, and more players continue to sign up to play!
Ireland Legends, captained by Shane Byrne include Shane Jennings, Gordon D’Arcy, Mal O’Kelly, Paddy Johns, Simon Keogh, Andy Dunne, Tony Buckley, Mick Galwey, Simon Mason, Michael Swift, Maurice Field, Gary Halpin and Justin Bishop, Peter Bracken
England Legends, managed by Jason Leonard & captained by Lewis Moody include Ugo Monye, Mike Tindall, Sam Vesty, Josh Lewsey, Iain Balshaw, Ollie Smith, George Chuter, Hugh Vyvyan, Paul Volley, Kevin Yates, Ollie Phillips, Paul Sampson, Spencer Brown, James Grindal and Adam Balding.*
*All players are subject to final fitness & availability
Tickets can be purchased directly from Harlequins by calling their ticket hotline 020 8410 6010 or online at www.quins.co.uk.