- Twickenham Stoop to host England and Ireland Legends on Friday (kick-off 7.45pm)
- Annual charity fixture raises funds for injured players
The England and Ireland Legends return to Twickenham Stoop on Friday, February 21 for the annual clash to raise funds for charities supporting injured players.
Taking place the night before the England v Ireland RBS Six Nations game, this special charity match kicks off a weekend of great craic for English and Irish supporters alike. Get your tickets now to make sure you are there to witness the next big legendary moment between the greats of English and Irish rugby.
England Legends' last outing was against their Australian counterparts, also at Twickenham Stoop, in a rematch of the 2003 Rugby World Cup Final where once again, England emerged victorious (17-12). Martin Corry captained an England side that included Jason Robinson, Jason Leonard, Ben Kay, Steve Thompson and Will Greenwood and which beat a star-studded Aussie line-up captained by Al Baxter. The match raised £100,000 for injured players' charities.
A highlight of that night came courtesy of former England hooker, Steve Thompson and his 60m “sprint” down the sideline to beat two Aussie defenders and score the match-winning try. The crowd watched in disbelief as Thompson just kept going, beating even more defenders on the outside, ending his post-try celebration with a quick hit from the medics' oxygen tank.
Tickets for Friday's game are available online now or via the Ticket Hotline: 0871 527 1315.
Adults start at £10, concessions £5, and under 16s are an amazing £1 only, when accompanied by an adult.