Rival rugby teams to play for charity at Sutton & Epsom Rugby Football Club

First published in Rugby Union

Rival rugby teams are joining forces to raise money for charity.

Sutton & Epsom Extra Bs and Old Suttonians RFC will be staging a friendly match in aid of Help for Heroes at Sutton & Epsom RFC in Cuddington Court, Cheam.

Donations will be collected at the match and a representative of Help for Heroes will be in attendance to collect a cheque at the end.

To add a twist to the proceedings the players will be swapping shirts before the match giving fans the unique opportunity to see the teams play in each other’s strip.

Sadly, as with many local sports, the numbers of people playing recreational rugby is dwindling.

Gavin McIlreavy, otherwise known as "Stich", the captain of Sutton & Epsom Extra Bs said: "This is a joint effort from both clubs and ideally we'd like to take advantage of this event to promote the clubs as local teams searching for new players, and make a large amount of money for a worthy cause."

Admittance to the event on Saturday, February 23, which starts at 2pm, is free and there is a large car park.

The match will be followed by live coverage of the England 6 Nations game against France at 5pm.

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