Vale AMs battle it out in Wales v England rugby match
1:00pm Friday 15th March 2013 in News
THE Grand Slam decider between old enemies England and Wales isn’t the only big game in town this weekend.
Saturday also sees parliamentary bragging rights at stake as the National Assembly for Wales’ team takes on the Commons and Lords for the Parliamentary Cup.
The match sees Welsh Conservative Leader and South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies pitted against fellow Welsh Conservatives – MPs Alun Cairns and Stephen Crabb – to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK.
It will be played at Cardiff Quins RFC, Forest Farm Road, Whitchurch, at 11am and entry is free of charge with donations going to Bowel Cancer UK.
Mr Davies was part of the Assembly side that won away last year and he said that the stakes were high this time around: “Since our first match, the Assembly team have raised well over £10,000 for Bowel Cancer UK, so I would urge anyone who can, to come along and support this fundraising effort on Saturday.
“With just 60 AMs to choose from, and a much smaller pool of civil servants and support staff, we always start as underdogs – particularly against a side with literally thousands of players to choose from.
“We know they will be hurting from last year but there’s no room for sentimentality in rugby and we’ll be doing our bit for Wales on Saturday morning.”
Please tweet in support of the match using the hashtag: #Parliamentar yShowdown.