Five World Cup winners announced in legends match for Tom Smith - Ruck

Five World Cup winners announced in legends match for Tom Smith

Returning for another season, The Stoop will host England vs Ireland legends on 22th February, kick-off 17:30, this year supporting former Scotland and British and Irish Lion Tom Smith following the news last November that the 67-times-capped prop had been diagnosed with stage four cancer.

The match will also be raising money for the RPA & the RFU Injured Players Foundation.

Former Harlequins legends Nick Easter, Jason Leonard and David Strettle will return to The Stoop for this clash of Legends alongside the likes of former England captains Lewis Moody and Mike Tindall, with a total of eight former Quins and five 2003 Rugby World Cup winners on show.

Adding a Scottish twist to this Anglo-Irish clash in honour of Tom Smith, former Scotland internationals Ally Hogg and Kelly Brown will face the Auld Enemy whilst donning Irish jerseys.

Adult tickets are priced from £9.99, while children under 16 are £6. Tickets are available for purchase here.

England team
Jason Leonard
Jonny Barrett
Robbie Morris
Dean Schofield
Hugh Vyvyan
Lewis Moody
Nick Easter
Lee Dickson
Tom May
Mike Tindall
Topsy Ojo
Ben Cohen
Delon Armitage
Mark Cueto
David Strettle
Kevin Yates
Jon Phillips
Rory Jenkins
Andy Gomarsall
Chris Mayor
Ben Johnston
Jon Rudd
Dan Scarbrough
Stuart Turner
Paul Doran-Jones
Paul Volley
Julian White
Scott Benton
Subject to team changes

Ireland team
Shane Bryne
Michael Swift
Des Dillon
Gordon D’Arcy
Darragh Fanning
Scott Deasy
James Downey
Shane Monahan
Anthony Horgan
Denis Fogarty
Duncan Williams
David Corkery
Chris Henry
Andrew Ward
Patrick Johns
Liam Toland
Kevin Maggs
Justin Bishop
Barry Everett
Eoghan Grace
Ally Hogg
Kelly Brown
Subject to team changes

Tom Smith Testimonial Committee
Proceeds from the match will be going to the Tom Smith Testimonial committee.
Tom Smith, who won 61 caps for Scotland and was a major influence on the The British and Irish Lions team that beat South Africa in 1997, is fighting stage 4 cancer and undergoing chemotherapy.