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Corry takes up Legends captaincy

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Former Leicester Tigers captain Martin Corry will lead England in the annual Rugby Legends match against Ireland at The Stoop on Friday, March 16.

Corry is joined in the England squad by former Tigers colleagues Darren Garforth, Paul Gustard, Austin Healey, Leon Lloyd and Tim Stimpson, all Heineken Cup winners in their time at Welford Road.

The Irish squad includes fly-half Paul Burke and former Tigers back-rower Eric Miller.

This St Patrick’s weekend fixture is played on the evening before the two countries meet in the RBS 6 Nations at Twickenham.

The money raised from the match will be donated to the IRFU Charitable Trust in Ireland and to the RFU Injured Players Foundation and RPA Benevolent Fund in England. The three charities raise money to help deal with life threatening injuries for professional and amateur players within the sport.

A crowd of 11,000 attended the game in England two years ago and the Legends will aim to sell out a capacity 14,000 this time.

The Stuart Mangan Cup will be up for grabs, won by the English Legends at Donnybrook in 2011.

Tickets will start at £10, concessions £5, and are now on sale from www.quins.co.uk . You will also be able to pay at the gate.

England squad (subject to final confirmation)
Garath Archer, Jos Baxendell, Alex Bennett, Greg Botterman, Kyran Bracken, Martin Corry (c), Bill Davison, James Forrester, Darren Garforth, Andy Gomarsall, Paul Gustard, Austin Healey, Rory Jenkins, Jason Leonard, Josh Lewsey, Leon Lloyd, Dan Luger, Matt Perry, David Rees, Mark Regan, Jason Robinson, Tim Stimpson, Ben Sturnham, Paul Volley, Nick Walsh, Fraser Waters, Kevin Yates
Ireland squad (subject to final confirmation)
Jonathan Bell, Justin Bishop, Paul Burke, Shane Byrne (c), David Corkery, Reggie Corrigan, Kieron Dawson, Girvan Dempsey, Len Dinneen, Guy Easterby, Simon Easterby, Anthony Foley, Mick Galway, Gary Halpin, Rob Henderson, Niall Hogan, Anthony Horgan, Paddy Johns, John Kelly, Kevin Maggs, Eric Miller, Malcolm O'Kelly, Nick Popplewell, Frankie Sheahan, James Topping, Richard Wallace

For more details see www.irelandenglandslegends.com