Rugby league legends to slug it out in the ring

Paul Sculthorpe

Paul Sculthorpe

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EIGHT former rugby league legends will swap the pitch for the boxing ring when they compete for the title of ‘Rugby League Fight Champion 2013’ on Wednesday 27 February at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton.

They include former Saints skipper Paul Sculthorpe and current Widnes Vikings assistant coach Mick Cassidy.

They will be joined by Great Britain international and Leeds legend Keith ‘The Chief’ Senior, Great Britain Lion and Challenge Cup winner Alan ‘The Assassin’ Hunte, boxing regular and former Hull Captain Lee ‘Raging Bull’ Radford and Wigan ‘Team of the Decade’ player Mick ‘Butch’ Cassidy fight it out for the grand prize of £10,000.

The fighters will be drawn at random in a Prizefighter concept and will face three matches to win the money and be crowned ‘Rugby League Fight Champion 2013’ – the hardest in rugby league.

The evening will be raising money for Joining Jack, a charity dedicated to funding research and development for Duchenne Muscular Disorder (DMD).

The founder of Joining Jack is former Wigan Warriors player Andy Johnson who together with a dedicated group of friends from the Rugby League community is trying to raise awareness and money in order to find a cure for DMD.

Rugby League Fight Champion is being co-organised by Rugger in the Ring and St Helens legend Sean Long.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and there are various pricing options available. Visit www.ruggerinthering.com.

To find out more about Joining Jack, visit www.joiningjack.org.

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2:46pm Sat 9 Feb 13

rugbysixnations13 says...

I wonder who's going to win the Six Nations championship this year. All the teams are so good it really is a toss up. I'm watching every game this year but the problem is they aren't all on TV. Hopefully the Six Nations live stream will be showing them. Go Wales!
I wonder who's going to win the Six Nations championship this year. All the teams are so good it really is a toss up. I'm watching every game this year but the problem is they aren't all on TV. Hopefully the Six Nations live stream will be showing them. Go Wales! rugbysixnations13
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7:07pm Sat 9 Feb 13

ollie70 says...

rugbysixnations13 wrote:
I wonder who's going to win the Six Nations championship this year. All the teams are so good it really is a toss up. I'm watching every game this year but the problem is they aren't all on TV. Hopefully the Six Nations live stream will be showing them. Go Wales!
Yes give me union any day. Was going to comment on this boxing event as glamorising violence, but it does at least raise money for a worthy cause.
[quote][p][bold]rugbysixnations13[/bold] wrote: I wonder who's going to win the Six Nations championship this year. All the teams are so good it really is a toss up. I'm watching every game this year but the problem is they aren't all on TV. Hopefully the Six Nations live stream will be showing them. Go Wales![/p][/quote]Yes give me union any day. Was going to comment on this boxing event as glamorising violence, but it does at least raise money for a worthy cause. ollie70
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