Rugby Aid for Heroes 2015, featuring two RNRU players

Image - Royal Navy Rugby Union/© Lee Crabb
Image - Royal Navy Rugby Union/© Geraint Ashton Jones

The inaugural Rugby Aid charity match, featuring former international players, celebrities and serving members of the Armed Forces, will take place at Harlequins’ Twickenham Stoop stadium on Friday, 4 September, at 19:45.  The match will also be shown live on BT Sport. 

The fixture is in aid of Rugby For Heroes, which raises funds and awareness through the sport of rugby, the fan community and the wider professional player network to support military personnel who are making the transition back from military service to civilian life.

An England team made up of former and current international rugby players will play a star studded Rest of the World XV including Celebrities and 2 players from each Service.  RNRU players Marsh Cormack and John Court have been specifically invited by the organisers to take part in this fixture. 

John Court said "It is a massive honour to be asked to take part in this charity match, which is raising funds for fellow military personnel, and to represent the RNRU alongside my rugby heroes."

Ex International Players:  Mike Tindall MBE, Jason Robinson OBE, Phil Greening, Kevin Yates, Nick Kennedy, Josh Lewsey MBE, Andy Gomarsall MBE, Tom May, Iain Balshaw MBE, Paul Sackey, Mark Cueto, Ugo Monye, Lee Mears.

Coaches:  Richard Hill MBE, Neil Back MBE, Jason Leonard OBE, Dan Luger MBE, Joe Worsley MBE, Will Greenwood MBE

Celebrities:  Harry Judd, JB Gill, Gaz Beadle, Vassos Alexander, Martin Offiah, Jamie Laing, Rav Wilding, Dion Dublin, KELVIN FLETCHER, Terry Hollands, Louie Spence (plus more to be announced)

Ex International Players:  Shane Williams MBE, BRAD Thorn, Justin Marshall, Serge Betsen, Thom Evans, Shane Byrne, Al Kellock, AJ Venter, Bryan Redpath, Rory Lawson, Terry Fanolua, Daryl Gibson, Dafydd James, Lee Byrne, Thinus Delport, Waisale Serevi, Thomas Castaignède.

Celebrities:  Gethin Jones, Colin Murray, Jamie Baulch, Matt Johnson, Brian Mcfadden, Julian Lewis Jones, Craig Doyle (plus more to be announced)

3000 complimentary tickets have now been made available to 'Tickets for Troops'

Further details can be found at:  RUGBY AID FOR HEROES 2015 and WWW.TICKETS.QUINS.CO.UK