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NZ Rugby Legends Support Christchurch

NZ Rugby Legends Support Christchurch with Epic Rugby Match Across The Ditch

Domino’s has today announced their support for an epic rugby match that will raise funds for Christchurch, with rugby greats Justin Marshall, Christian Cullen and Ian Jones all set to don a rugby jersey.

The Triple M’s Classic Rugby for Christchurch will take place on March 10th at Brisbane’s Ballymore Stadium, pitching Classic Wallabies against Classic NZ rugby stars in a game of international calibre.
To help rebuild the devastated city of Christchurch, Domino’s will donate 5000 pizzas to be sold at the event for just $5 each, raising $25,000 for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal. Domino’s staff will also volunteer at the event, selling the pizzas themselves.
As the most-capped half-back in NZ rugby history, Marshall is in good company alongside fellow rugby legend Scott Robertson, and the internationally capped Cullen and Jones. Both Marshall and Robertson are from Christchurch and have family and friends who have lost homes and property to the devastating earthquake.

Reuben Thorne will captain the Classic NZ rugby side, which will also include famous rugby faces such as Kees Meeuws, Jeff Wilson, Craig Dowd, Caleb Ralph, Karl Te Nana and Simon Maling.

Domino’s NZ General Manager Josh Kilimnik says Triple M’s Classic Rugby for Christchurch will see some of the greatest names in rugby from Australia and New Zealand take to the field one more time in support of the city of Christchurch.
“Tapping into the sport played and loved on both sides of the Tasman, and a sporting rivalry unlike any other in the world, this epic game will raise funds for a city that has been devastated and a country in deep shock as the death toll continues to rise and aftershocks roll on,” he says.

“By donating our pizzas at a price of just five dollars each, we will be able to raise a significant amount for the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal and really do our bit for the people affected by these tragic circumstances.”

The idea for the Triple M’s Classic Rugby for Christchurch came from Greg Martin – a former Wallaby great. The Classic Wallabies will be captained by Martin, and will include Australian greats Tim Horan, George Gregan and Sam Scott-Young. More players will be announced leading up to the event.

The Triple M’s Classic Rugby for Christchurch will take place at 7pm, Thursday March 10th 2011 at Ballymore Stadium in Brisbane.


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