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Dusty's early start on Walk4Matt

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Dusty Hare set off early on the second leg of a charity walk to Twickenham on Saturday to make sure he could watch Leicester Tigers' Guinness Premiership semi-final with Bath Rugby.

The Tigers legend is well on his way on the second stage of Walk4Matt, an epic 110-mile trek which began in Rugby on Sunday and will finish at the Guinness Premiership final on May 16.

Dusty was joined by England manager and fellow Tigers legend Martin Johnson and around 70 other walkers on the first leg between Rugby and Weedon in Northamptonshire.

Saturday’s leg will finish at Cosgrove near Milton Keynes, and Dusty is determined to finish it in time to watch the Guinness Premiership semi-final.

Dusty said: “I set off at 8am and hope to be finished by 2.30pm. We finish just outside Milton Keynes and I am sure there will be somewhere showing the rugby.

“I have got my men on the job as I speak to find a place with the rugby on.

“I go back a long way with the Bath and Leicester games and they are probably one of the biggest games. I don’t want to miss it!”

Dusty added: “The response we have had from people has been brilliant but we still want people to get involved.

“People can go on the website – www.walk4matt.org – for information and can see the journey we are taking. If they are close by and want to see us at a place we will make them welcome.”

The walk is being held to raise money for the Matt Hampson Trust, SpecialEffect and other designated charities chosen by each participating club. It has the backing of the 12 Guinness Premiership clubs, Premier Rugby Ltd and the Professional Rugby Players Association.

You can sponsor Dusty, who is walking the full distance, by visiting www.justgiving.com/dustyhare