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Thursday, February 21, 2013

WIN tickets to watch British and Irish Legends Vs French Rugby Legends

The inaugural British & Irish v French Rugby Legends game takes place at The Stoop on Friday February 22nd. It's the night before France take on England at Twickenham in the Six Nations, and we have pairs of tickets to give away for it.

Martin Corry, who has 64 International caps for England, will lead out a star studded British & Irish Legends team, including Jason Leonard, Josh Lewsey, Shane Byrne, Rob Henderson, Colin Charvis, Doddie Weir and Craig Chalmers.

Serge Betsen, with his 63 International caps for France, will lead out a formidable line-up of recent top-class former International players, including Christian Califano, Franck Comba, Christian Labit and Gregory Tutard.

Title sponsor Just Retirement will present a trophy to the victorious team in this historic match.

To enter answer the following question:
What is your favourite memory of one of the legends taking part? [full squads below]

Post your answer as a comment to enter. | You may also tweet @rugbydump with hashtag #rdwin


Match details:
Kick-off at the Stoop is at 7.45pm. Tickets will start at £10, concessions £5, and are now on sale from You will also be able to pay at the gate.
Tel: 0208 410 6000 / 0871 527 1315 for more info.

British & Irish Lions Legends squad:
Martin Corry (c), Jason Leonard, Josh Lewsey, Matt Perry, Colin Charvis, Shane Byrne, Andy Gomarsall, Arwell Thomas, Craig Chalmers, Mattie Stewart, Nick Popplewell, Rob Henderson, Gavin Kerr, Jamie Noon, Peter Rogers, Gordon Bulloch, Mark Regan, Mark Jones, Hugh Vyvyan, Nathan Thomas, Jason Forster, Leigh Barry Davies, Justin Bishop, Dan Scarborough, Rory Jenkins, David Rees, Ben Cohen, Dafydd James, Tim Stimpson.

French Legends squad:
Serge Betsen (c), Jean-Victor Bertrand, Franck Comba, Sylvain Marconnet, Franck Tournaire, Nicolas Couttet, Marc Dal Maso, Gareth Davies, Thierry Devergie, Petru Balan, Christophe Dominici, Julien Laharrague, Matthieu Lazerges, Laurent Leflamand, Thierry Louvet, Emmanuel Menieu, Olivier Milloud, Francois Mounier, Olivier Nauroy, Francis Ntamak, Alexandre Peclier, Cedric Rosalen, Florent Rossigneux, Patrick Tabacco, Fari Tchahardehi, Olivier Toulouze, Gregory Tutard, Robert Pires

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Ed February 21, 2013 9:52 pm

Josh Lewsey's try saving tackle on Jean De Villiers (November 2006), watched the action unfold from seats right in the Gods of Twickenham which fortunately that aligned perfectly with the touch line. Incredible.

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Joe February 21, 2013 9:53 pm

Every hit ever made by Josh Lewsey, all the big hit and tackel, but mainly his hit on Matt Rogers, bit hit

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Zander03 February 21, 2013 9:55 pm

Josh Lewsey's try saving hit on De Villiers against South Africa! Great hit to keep the socres level!

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Andy Daniel February 21, 2013 9:55 pm

Jason Robinson in the first lions test 2001......out, in, out =redarmy going wild!!!

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Zander03 February 21, 2013 9:56 pm

Also Colin Charvis Being made to see Stars by Jerry Collins

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Als February 21, 2013 10:28 pm

David Rees' try against the All Blacks at Twickenhaml! To score that try against Lomu and the rest of that team was pretty special.

Secondly, not a playing memory, but this story was hilarious Mark Regan at his best!

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DBear1989 February 21, 2013 10:30 pm

Jason Leonard breaking the world record for amount of caps when he came off the bench in the 2003 world cup. He's ALWAYS been my idol and seeing him in tears just showed how passionate he was about the game and representing his country, made even more special by the fact England won the RWC after losing to Australia in the final in 1991 which he also played in. Great ambassador for props and the sport as a whole.

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Paul T February 21, 2013 10:48 pm

Josh Lewsey smashing Mat Rogers in 2003. Such a hard hit that he broke a few of Matty boys ribs - that'll learn the boy for starting with a double hard barsteward!

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Jonathan Pitt February 22, 2013 12:37 am

The "dark arts" used by Serge Betsen in nearly every game, this inspired me to play back row and he has been an inspiration.

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Rugbydump February 22, 2013 1:18 pm

Thanks for the entries, both here and on Twitter. We've randomly drawn two winners so they are being contacted currently. Enjoy the game if you decide to get your tickets at the gate! Cheers

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Babs February 22, 2013 5:00 pm

Know it's too late to enter but have to tell you all about when my friend won lunch with Jason Leonard. She took me as her guest (she said I'd kill everyone else if she didn't) and I managed to talk to him like he's just human . As far as I'm concerned he's a god who came down from Mount Olympus to live among us. I can look at him without my knees buckling and he ALWAYS gived me a kiss.

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