England v Ireland Rugby Legends Charity Match St Patrick’s Weekend

A fun, exciting evening of Legends Rugby followed by live band & dancing

Twickenham Stoop – Friday 16th March 2018, KO 7.45pm

Sportingclass, in partnership with Harvey Thorneycroft Ltd, will for the ninth year manage the charity match between the England and Ireland Legends. The venue alternates annually between Twickenham and Dublin – this year the game will be played at the Twickenham Stoop.

Every year legends of the game volunteer to play free of charge to raise hugely valuable funds for charities. To date, across 13 matches the England Legends have raised £943,000 – an astonishing achievement and a major benefit to the receiving charities.

2018 beneficiaries will be Paul Curtis, (ex-Harlequins player), The RPA’s Restart Rugby – The Players Charity, The IRFU Charitable Trust, The IRUPA and Cure Parkinson’s Trust chosen by Mike Tindall who will captain the England side.

The Legends event is planned to be a fun, family night of entertainment with pre-match curtain raisers between local rugby minis, half time entertainment and a live band and dancing post-match. “The emphasis has always been to raise as much funds for the charities as possible whilst ensuring we put on a really fantastic night of entertainment for all of those that come. The event would not take place without Validus RE, our loyal sponsors and partners and of course not without the amazing willingness of the players who travel from far afield to play” said Andy Lee MD of Sportingclass and ex Saracens player.

England Legends include Jason Leonard, Mike Tindall, Lewis Moody, Tom May, Mark Cueto, Iain Balshaw, Nick Easter, Ollie Smith, George Chuter, Julian White, Kevin Yates, Lee Mears and Paul Volley

Ireland Legends include Shane Byrne, Tony Buckley, David Corkery, Gavin Duffy, Simon Keogh, Mike Ross, James Downey, Isaac Boss, Andrew Dunne, Mel Deane, Liam Toland and Mal O’Kelly.

Tickets are on sale directly from Harlequins www.quins.co.uk / 020 8410 6010. Adult tickets start at just £9.

Hospitality bookings are open now – please contact Rhys Ford at Sportingclass to book a private box or restaurant space. E: rhysf@sportingclass.com T: 0208 734 3886

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Sportingclass are a specialist corporate sports consultancy delivering and activating highly successful brand sponsorships, hospitality experiences and events within the sporting arena. Press Contact: Polly Wiseman; E: pollyw@sportingclass.com  T: 0208 734 3884

Partnered by Validus RE