The full teams to face each other in Twickenham on Sunday are as follows. May the battle commence!
Leigh Halfpenny (Blues); Alex Cuthbert (Blues), Jonathan Davies
(Scarlets), Jamie Roberts (Racing Metro), George North (Northampton);
Rhys Priestland (Scarlets), Rhys Webb (Ospreys); Gethin Jenkins (Blues),
Richard Hibbard (Ospreys), Adam Jones (Ospreys), Luke Charteris
(Perpignan), Alun Wyn Jones (Ospreys), Dan Lydiate (Racing Metro), Sam
Warburton (Blues, capt), Taulupe Faletau (Dragons).
Ken Owens (Scarlets), Paul James (Bath Rugby), Rhodri Jones
(Scarlets), Jake Ball (Scarlets), Justin Tipuric (Ospreys), Mike
Phillips (Racing Metro), Dan Biggar (Ospreys), Liam Williams (Scarlets)
The arrival of Hollywood icons Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem at the VU Clubhouse last Saturday sent the excitement levels of guests through the Richter scale.
Guests in the VU Clubhouse had already enjoyed the company of England hooker, Lee Mears, who was full of positive stories from the England camp having spent a few days coaching the hookers; and Welsh Legend, Jonathan Davies, hungover from from celebrations of Wales’ demolition of France the night before was full of joie de vivre! Paul “The Judge” Rendall also mingled with guests, glass of bubbly in hand rather than the usual…
We’ve doneit! The 4th Truants Ride is complete, and takes us way past the £1m mark raisedfor our 3 wonderful children’s charities. In reaching that milestone, we’ve discovered another remarkable country via it’s farm tracks and back roads.Our 3 days in the saddle took us through the morning traffic of Siem Reap, on out amidst the tuk-tuks, mopeds and tourist traffic to the temples of Angkor Wat, where we would break to rest up a bit by climbing huge stone stairways built, as ever, to get closer to ancient gods. The temples were fascinating and mostly in amazing order given…
We’re chuffed to bits by all the positive tweets and notes we’ve had from everyone involved in the 6 Nations Rugby Dinner on Wednesday night at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane. In addition to all the money raised for Nordoff Robbins, we received great support from rugby legends turning up to show their love for the beneficiary, Lions, England and Quins superstar Ugo Monye. Ugo was on fine form, looking stylish and dapper as usual and rocking the after party at the Sanctum Soho until the very early hours…
Guests were treated to a stunning performance from England Rugby’s official anthem…
Not long now! Lancaster picks several new caps to join the 6 Nations squad. England begin their campaign in Paris on Feb 1.
VU LTD start the build up next Wednesday at the Grosvenor House for the Nordoff Robbins Rugby Dinner. We expect several of the squad to be present to celebrate the career of Ugo Monye and an exciting evening is planned. Can’t wait!
See the full squad here:
Full elite squad:
Props: Dan Cole (Leicester Tigers), Alex Corbisiero
(Northampton Saints), Joe Marler (Harlequins), Mako Vunipola (Saracens),
David Wilson (Bath Rugby). Hookers: Dylan…