Gloucester Rugby legends to don the Cherry and White shirt for Legends Rugby
12 June 2014 09:24am
By Tom Burrows
Some of the biggest names in the history of rugby will collide once again at the Legends Rugby Festival on Saturday July 12th 2014 at Wimbledon RUFC.
So far confirmed to pull on the Cherry and White shirt again are Terry Fanolua, Junior Paramore, Henry Paul and Chris Fortey with many more to be announced by Legends Rugby.
Slipping their club colours back on and reigniting old rivalries for an action-packed day of 10-a-side rugby fun, will be famous faces and union legends from Leicester Tigers, Gloucester, London Welsh, Bristol, London Irish, Worcester, Saracens, Wasps, Northampton, Cardiff, London Scottish and Harlequins, all battling it out for Legends' bragging rights, won in style by Saracens at the 2013 Festival.
Family fun is the theme of the day, with the UK Veteran's tournaments, City League, women's 10's tournament, netball, kids' entertainment zone and a food village with beer tent and all manner of culinary delights. A day of mud and studs then gives way to a night of live music at the after-show party featuring party bands from around the globe.
There are still a few team places left in the UK Vets and Women's 10's tournaments, so why don't you pull on your boots, dig out your gum-shield, gather together your mates and then just click here to register your team and take an active part in the day!
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