Tuesday 2 March 2010
More than 10,000 rugby fans watched Ireland win the inaugural Stuart Mangan Memorial Cup in aid of the Matt Hampson Trust and Keith Wood?s Paralysed Rugby Players? Fund by 17-15. The match was sponsored by Byrne Group.
The Twickenham Stoop crowd witnessed Jason Leonard, England?s most capped player, survive for 10 minutes before taking a rest. Tony Spreadbury, former international referee kept pulling the players up form minor infringements but as the match commentator said: ?It?s only because he can?t keep up..!? And despite a brace of tries from Jason Robinson Ireland hung on to win.
Shane Byrne, the Irish captain, said: ?The guys were here because they wanted to be here to help a good cause and help raise funds. I?d loved to have said I?d caught Jason Robinson.?
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