Wednesday, September 10, 2008

First ever rugby sevens in Iraq

Welsh rugby players Scot Gibbs and Ieuan Evans visited the the Contingent Operating Base, (COB) Basra Iraq in order to promote the Help for Heroes charity.

As part of the visit the first ever Iraqi seven-a-side rugby event was run to raise money.

Read more on the links below:

Scott Gibbs and Ieuan Evans benefit Help for Heroes - Times online
Spending time on frontline in Iraq was humbling experience - Telegraph
Heroes of the rugby field meet heroes of the battlefield - Wales online
Help for heroes trip to Iraq photos - Zimbo
Simon Ward’s Basra trip diary for Help for Heroes - England Rugby

The match, to be played at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, September 20th will feature two teams, a Help for Heroes XV and an International Select XV who will play a challenge match at the home of English rugby.

Watch out for LIVE coverage of the Match on SKY - it will also feature highlights from the match in Iraq!

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