Jun 21, 2017
Ongaro and Vyvyan to return for #RestartRugby game
Former Saracens fans favourite Fabio Ongaro is the latest ex-player to throw his hat into the ring to take part in an all-star game at Allianz Park on Friday 30th June (8.15pm) in support of Restart Rugby, the official charity of the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA).
Ongaro joins former skipper Hugh Vyvyan and ex-Scotland and Saracens outside half Gordon Ross and as the latest former Sarries players to be playing in the one-off match that includes a host of former international rugby stars including England’s Matt Stevens, David Strettle, Iain Balshaw, Danny Grewcock, Mark Cueto and Ugo Monye. All will take part in an all-star game at Allianz Park on Friday 30th June (8.15pm) in support of Restart Rugby, the official charity of the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA).
Organised by Matt Stevens and David Strettle, the Worldwide Currencies Cup game will raise vital funds for Restart Rugby and awareness for the #LiftTheWeight mental health campaign. Both teams will wear exclusive #LiftTheWeight playing kit designed and created by Oddballs.
Saracens legend Neil De Kock will be captaining a side that will take on #LiftTheWeight XV with players from England, Australia, South Africa and Wales joining the ranks, including Justin Harrison, Michael Owen, and John Smit.
For tickets go to sevensandthecity.com
Confirmed players: Gerald Arasa, Iain Balshaw, Jonny Barrett, Mike Baxter, Ben Boynton, Dan Browne, Craig Burrow, Noah Cato, Tom Cheeseman, Tom Court, Mark Cueto, Gareth Davies, Mel Deane, Thinus Delport, Muna Ebongalame, Philip Friel, Danny Grewcock, Simon Halliday, Dan Harris, Justin Harrison, Rob Hawkins, Gareth King, Neil de Kock, Olly Kohn, Nick Lloyd, Tom May, Lee Mears, Ugo Monye, Nils Mordt, Fabio Ongaro, Michael Owen, Ryan Peacey, Shaun Perry, Ollie Phillips, Petrus du Plessis, Alix Popham, Tony Rea, Paul Reed, Lee Robinson, Gordon Ross, John Rudd, Dan Scarbrough, Dean Schofield, Ben Skirving, John Smit, Matt Stevens, David Strettle, Stephen Taylor, Jordan Turner-Hall, Hugh Vyvyan, Paddy Wallace, Richard Webb, Tom Williams.