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Heroes Rugby Challenge Posted almost 5 years ago

Some of the greatest rugby players from around the world lined up Twickenham Stadium on Saturday 3 December 2011 for the Heroes Rugby Challenge. The match kicked off at 16:30 and was supported by J.P. Morgan, aiming to raise a substantial sum of money for Help for Heroes.

England World Cup winners, Lawrence Dallaglio and Jason Leonard, together with Welsh legend, Ieuan Evans, managed the H4H Northern Hemisphere XV coached by Dean Ryan and John Kirwan, against an all-star Southern Hemisphere XV side overseen by Australian and All Black World Cup winners Michael Lynagh and Sean Fitzpatrick, and coached by Wayne Smith and Nick Mallett. The two teams comprised of players selected from the Northern and Southern Hemisphere professional game, the best players from the Armed Forces and the pick of the young Academy players.

Almost 30,000 fans ‘did their’ bit for our wounded Heroes this Saturday as the northern and southern hemisphere’s collided for the Help for Heroes Rugby Challenge.

Over £2 million pounds has now been raised from the two Heroes Rugby matches at Twickenham, the first in 2008.

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