Heroes join forces
Some of rugby's biggest names join forces for the Help for Heroes Challenge match this Saturday.
Last Updated: 18/09/08 2:01pm
Lawrence Dallaglio and Scott Gibbs will lead two all star casts as some of rugby's biggest names are reunited at Twickenham this Saturday.
They are among 20 international players from six countries who will join services rugby's top brass to raise £1m for the Help for Heroes fund for the care and rehabilitation of injured British service personnel who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Also throwing their considerable weight behind the cause are former Scotland captain Gordon Bullock and Samoan powerhouse Zak Feaunati, who line up alongside Gibbs in the International XV.
After injuring his ankle in training yesterday, questions over his fitness have seen New Zealand's giant wing Jonah Lomu relegated to the bench.
Joining Dallaglio in the Help for Heroes XV are fellow World Cup winners Martin Johnson, Jason Robinson, Will Greenwood, Richard Hill, Mark Regan and Dan Luger and Great Britain rugby league legend Martin Offiah.
They will be joined by 13 players from the Royal Marines, Air Force, Army and Royal Navy, including Leading Aircraft Engineering Technician (LAET) Dave Pascoe and Captain Mark Lee.
The pair last faced each other as they led their respective sides out for this year's Army v Navy match at Twickenham in May, when Lee's Army side triumphed 22-11.
Also on show are talented youngsters like England U20 stars Mark Odejobi and Joe Simpson, who is nominated for this year's prestigious IRB Young Player of the Year award.
The Help for Heroes charity match takes place at Twickenham Stadium this Saturday, September 20 (kick off 2.30pm).
Help for Heroes XV
15. Mal Roberts (Army); 14. Mark Odejobi (London Wasps); 13. Will Greenwood (England); 12. Jason Robinson (England); 11. Dan Luger (England); 10. Alex Goode (Saracens); 9. Joe Simpson (London Wasps); 1. Nathan Catt (Bath Rugby); 2. Mark Regan (Bristol Rugby, England); 3. Tom Mercey (Saracens); 4. Rob Sugden (Army); 5. Scott Hobson (Bath Rugby); 6. Matthew Cornish (Royal Air Force); 7. Richard Hill (England); 8. Lawrence Dallaglio (England, captain)
Replacements: 16. Martin Johnson (England); 17. Tom O'Keeffe (Royal Marines); 18. Richard Matthews (Royal Air Force); 19. Paul Volley (London Scottish); 20. Martin Offiah (Wigan Warriors, Great Britain RL); 21. Dave Pascoe (Royal Navy); 22. Dominic Shabbo (London Irish); 23. Gareth Leonard (Royal Air Force); 24. Henry Barratt (London Wasps)
15. Justin Bishop (Doncaster Knights, Ireland); 14. Kristian Phillips (Ospreys); 13. Angelo Flammia (Royal Air Force); 12. Scott Gibbs (Ospreys, Wales, captain); 11. Kenny Logan (London Wasps, Scotland); 10. Rhys Priestland (Llanelli Scarlets); 9. Guy Easterby (Otley, Ireland); 1. David Hilton (Bristol); 2. Gordon Bulloch (West of Scotland, Scotland); 3. Darren Morris (Worcester Warriors, Wales); 4. Gareth Llewellyn (Wales); 5. Howard Parr (Royal Air Force); 6. Dafydd Jones (Llanelli Scarlets, Wales); 7. Colin Charvis (Newport-Gwent Dragons, Wales); 8. Joe Kava (Army)
Replacements 16. Shane Byrne (Wales); 17. Shaun Ruwers (Worcester Warriors); 18. Marsh Cormack (Royal Navy); 19. Mark Lee (Army); 20. Zak Feaunati (Bath, Samoa); 21. Micky Young (Newcastle Falcons); 22. Matt Rhodes (Royal Marines); 23. Dafydd Hewitt (Cardiff Blues); 24. Jonah Lomu (North Harbour, New Zealand).
If you can't get a ticket for one of the rugby events of the year, you can see the game live and exclusive on Sky Sports and in HD, while here on skysports.com we will bring you all the news in the build-up, as well as details of how YOU can get involved with Help For Heroes.
Get your tickets here!We want to sell out Twickenham, so the best way you can support us is by turning up to see some of the biggest names in rugby do battle. Adult and junior tickets can be brought from Ticketmaster on 0844 847 2492 or at www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
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The Challenge MatchEngland World Cup winner Lawrence Dallaglio and British Lion Scott Gibbs will be playing captains of the Help For Heroes XV and International Select XV. Both sides will be made up of stars from the international game, past and present, the Guinness Premiership, Magners League and the Armed Forces.
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DonationsIf you can't get to the game, or want to make a donation anyway, there are numerous ways you can contribute to this fantastic cause.
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Fundraising EventsHelp For Heroes has events going on up and down the country that you can get involved in, or you can even register your own event.
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