ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Friday May 24, 2019

It's Wales vs England as Andy Powell challenges retiring international to a fight for charity

Former Wales international Andy Powell has taken to Twitter to challenge retiring England international James Haskell to a charity boxing match.

ADVERTISEMENT

The former number eight challenged Haskell to the match at Gloucester’s Kingsholm Stadium in six month’s time, with the aim to “raise lots of money for some charities”.

Powell was known throughout his career as an enforcer on the field, who would never shy away from confrontation. The personality he had on the pitch may lend itself to a boxing ring, and could make this very entertaining.

Meanwhile, fellow back-row Haskell, who has already played his last game of professional rugby for the Northampton Saints, does not seem like one to turn down a match up like this.

Both players were British and Irish Lions tourists, Powell in 2009 and Haskell in 2017, and would line up against one another fairly evenly. Standing at 6ft 6, Powell would have a two inch height advantage, but Haskell would probably be the heavier of the two.

WATCH: Andy Powell’s huge hit on Duane Vermeulen 

This would be a chance for both players to renew one of rugby’s oldest rivalries, Wales vs England, and has already got some of their former teammates excited.

ADVERTISEMENT

Powell and Haskell are two of the biggest characters the game has had in recent years, and this would surely attract a lot of attention from English and Welsh fans.

Haskell, who has spoken about MMA training in the past, unleashed a few punches against the Cheetahs when he played in Super Rugby in 2012. If the charity fight goes ahead, he’ll no doubt be constantly referencing this video in the build up.

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Slow motion footage of INSANE Fiji try vs...

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Five minutes of brutal Kwagga Smith aggression...

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Shock selection brings raw emotions...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Ulster score counter attack try of the season contender in Champions Cup

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Smith provides the goods once again with late Quins comeback in Europe

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    McKenzie impresses for Suntory on league debut in Japan

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Ridiculous dummy-offload sets up last gasp bonus point for Bears

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Length-of-field chase for charge down results in great try

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Curry learns not to mess with De Allende

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Worried-looking Marler survives stamp scare during epic Quins win

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Dangerous challenge on Kockott shows how contentious in the air challenges are

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Fijian powerhouse runs straight over Murray and Conway

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: The harsh Umaga red card which has divided the rugby world

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Rugby 22 gameplay footage ahead of January release

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Some of the most controversial red cards in rugby history

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Embarrassing blunder in Japanese Top League is nothing but hilarious

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Smith provides the goods once again with late Quins comeback in Europe

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    McKenzie impresses for Suntory on league debut in Japan

View All

Funnies

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Embarrassing blunder in Japanese Top League is nothing but hilarious

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    The naughty language of Dane Coles which most fans missed during last year's Ireland defeat

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: 15 moments of 'sh*thousery' which probably shouldn't be tolerated in the modern game

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    O'Mahony tells Rory Kockott to 'pi$s off' in hilarious interaction in front of referee

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Bizarre scenes as Harry Potter performs disappearing act against Bordeaux

View All

Amateur

  • 64 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 102 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 102 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 102 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 102 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: American cross-over athletes get recruited off the street to try rugby

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    New Tongan Thor montage is five minutes of mesmerising hits and skills

  • 27 WEEKS AGO

    A deeper look at Jason Robinson's incredible path to the top

  • 48 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut

  • 54 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

View All