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Corry leads England into Legends battle

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Leicester Tigers favourites Martin Corry, Richard Cockerill and Austin Healey return to national colours for the England-Ireland Legends match at The Stoop this evening.

Corry captains the England side in the annual Stuart Mangan Cup fixture in aid of the RPA Benevolent Fund, the RFU Injured Players Foundation and the Irish Union’s Charitable Trust.

Tigers director of rugby Cockerill will be getting his boots back on alongside ESPN pundit Healey, former Leicester team-mate Paul Gustard and the likes of Jason Leonard, Jason Robinson and Andy Gomarsall.

Former Tigers back-rower Eric Miller and scrum-half Tom Tierney return to action with the Ireland squad.

Stuart Mangan, from Fermoy in County Cork, suffered a severe spinal injury while playing rugby for Hammersmith and Fulham in April 2008 and died follow respiratory problems in August 2009.

Tickets for the match are £10 adults, £5 concessions and are available at www.englandirelandlegends.co.uk or www.quins.co.uk or phone 0871 5271 315. Entry is also available on the gate.

England Legends: Martin Corry (c), Matt Allen, Garath Archer, Jos Baxendell, Greg Botterman, Richard Cockerill, Alex Codling, James Forrester, Ben Gollings, Andy Gomarsall, Paul Gustard, Austin Healey, Jason Leonard, David Rees, Mark Regan, Chris Ritchie, Jason Robinson, Chris Sheasby, Craig Short, Kevin Sorrell, Ben Sturnham, Fraser Waters, Kevin Yates.
Ireland Legends: Shane Byrne (c), Justin Bishop, Jan Cunningham, Kieron Dawson, Mel Deane, Len Dinneen, Andy Dunne, Barry Everitt, Maurice Field, Mick Galwey, Gary Halpin, Stephen Keogh, Simon Keogh, Simon Mason, Eric Miller, Malcolm O'Kelly, Colm Rigney, Chris Saverimutto, Tom Tierney, Liam Toland, John O Neill, David Corkery, Maurice Lawlor.