British & Irish vs French Rugby Legends

Witness some of the world’s most legendary rugby players come together for an epic match.

In the sporting world, there are few rivalries more personal, more passionate, than the one that runs between the British, the Irish and the French.

And now Just Retirement is bringing some of the most iconic players in the history of these great rugby-playing nations together for a unique encounter. It’s the first time a British and Irish side has played France since the 1960s. It’s the first ever Legends Match against France. And it’s all in the name of charity.

The Match

On Friday, 22nd February 2013, Martin Corry’s British and Irish Legends team will be taking on Serge Betsen’s Frenchmen at the home of Harlequins – The Stoop, Twickenham. Kick off is 7.45pm. Coming just 24 hours before England face off against France in the RBS Six Nations, this clash is sure to set the tone for the latest chapter in the Anglo-French rivalry.

The Teams

The British and Irish Legends will be captained by former England talisman Martin Corry. The team will also feature England’s most-capped player, Jason Leonard, World Cup winners Josh Lewsey and Ben Cohen, former Irish international Shane Byrne and other huge names.

The French team, led by the mighty flanker Serge Betsen, will be calling on some of France’s most celebrated Rugby stars, including; former French mainstay Christian Califano, Franck Tournaire and many more.

The Charities

The British and Irish Legends are playing for Wooden Spoon, which is dedicated to using the spirit and values of rugby to help disadvantaged young people.

The French side, meanwhile, is playing for the Serge Betsen Academy, which was set up in 2004 to provide the children of Cameroon with schooling and medical help, as well as a new charity that’s being set up by Provale to help professional and amateur rugby players deal with life-threatening injuries.

This event is being organised by Just Retirement – the UK’s largest provider of enhanced annuities, and one of the leading providers of equity release lifetime mortgages – are championing the idea of Legends; people who make a positive contribution to everyday life. And in bringing together these legendary rugby players for one more match, it’s safe to say that they’ve done just that.

Don’t miss your chance to witness this clash with some of the game’s greatest players.

Tickets start at just £10, with children and other concessions priced at £5. Buy yours today at or by calling 0871 527 1315

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