Unofficial England Rugby Union
England v Ireland Rugby Legends 16/3/12 at the Stoop
By Jess
March 1 2012

 For the third year running there is a star–studded line up of legendary players for the popular England v Ireland Rugby Legends game on Friday March 16th at The Stoop, Twickenham. Kick Off is at 7.45pm.



 Ireland v England Legends 2012


The match is the start of a fantastic weekend of England/Irish rugby and you can get in an early toast into St Patrick as the next day is St Patrick’s Day!


The England Legend’s team, captained by Martin Corry, will include Jason Robinson, Jason Leonard, Austin Healey, Mark Regan, Richard Cockerill and Andy Gomarsall.


The England Rugby Legends are delighted to announce Inoapps as Associate Shirt Sponsor joining Team Sponsor, Validus Re


Ireland will be hoping to reclaim the Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup from last year with Shane Byrne leading a team including Mick Galway, Eric Miller, Malcolm O’Kelly, Nick Popplewell, Justin Bishop, Kieron Dawson and Anthony Foley.


The Ireland Rugby Legends are delighted to announce Powerday, as Associate Shirt Sponsor.


X-Factor finalist Andy Abraham, will be adding to the entertainment of the evening, performing before the game at 19:15.


The match is being played in aid of the RFU Injured Players Foundation, RPA Benevolent Fund in England and IRFU Charitable Trust in Ireland, and both teams are also proud to support Tickets for Troops at the game.


Tickets will start at £10, concessions £5, and are now on sale from or . You will also be able to pay at the gate for what promises to be another fun fuelled and memorable evening at The Stoop!





England Team                                               Ireland Team


Matt    Allen                                                   Justin Bishop

Garath Archer                                                 Shane Byrne (C)

Richard Cockerill                                             Jan Cunningham

Alex    Codling                                                Kieron Dawson

Martin Corry (C)                                              Mel     Deane

James  Forrester                                             Len     Dinneen

Mike    Friday                                                 Andy   Dunne

Ben     Gollings                                               Barry Everitt

Andy   Gomarsall                                            Maurice Field

Will     Green                                                  AnthonyFoley

Paul    Gustard                                               Mick    Galway

Austin Healey                                                 Gary   Halpin

Jason  Leonard                                               Eddie   Halvey

Leon   Lloyd                                                   Simon Keogh

Darren O'Leary                                               Simon Mason

David Rees                                                    Eric     Miller

Mark   Regan                                                 Mal     O'Kelly

Jason Robinson                                              Colm   Rigney

Chris   Sheasby                                              Chris Saverimutto

Kevin Sorrell                                                   Tom    Tierney

Ben     Sturnham                                             Liam   Toland

Harvey Thorneycroft                                         James  Topping

Fraser Waters                                                  Andy   Ward

Kevin Yates                                                    John    O Neill