Old Deer Park fund-raiser for Queensland and Christchurch
George Smith and Jerry Collins will be among the rugby stars on show at Old Deer Park, the home of London Welsh RFC, on Sunday (March 6) for a Southern Hemisphere Charity Day to raise funds for the
The highlight of the day will be a match between an Australian XV and a Pacific Barbarians team, which will get underway at .
The Australian XV will be led by former Wallaby George Smith and will be coached by Ospreys coach Scott Johnson and former Australia fly half and World Cup winner Michael Lynagh, who was born in Brisbane, Queensland.
The Pacific Barbarians will be captained by former All Black Jerry Collins and feature among others Filo Tiatia, Henry Paul, Mosese Raluni, Viliame Satala and Sililo Martens. In addition, the likes of Doug Howlett will also be present on the day, but unable to take part due to club commitments.
Heavily involved in the organising of the charity day has been London Welsh and
“They’ve always helped us over the years and doing something like this is a way showing our support to all the families and letting them know that we are thinking of them.”
The idea was originally to hold a charity day to raise funds following the floods in
Following the earthquakes in
“Everyone has been very supportive, and everyone is willing to give up their time. The timing is quite hard as it’s the most crucial part of the season, but the response has been absolutely fantastic.
“It’s also amazing the amount of support we’ve received from the business community and people around the world, from sending donations to sending food and drink for the day.”
The charity day will also feature an Aussie Rules match, an Aussie beer tent, including live music, an international touch rugby match, a tag rugby match between
All the action gets underway at Old Deer Park from on Sunday March 6. Tickets priced at £10. VIP tickets are available at £100 + VAT per person, which will include a buffet menu, table wine and reserved seats.
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