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Wasps Legends tour to Caldy

23rd May 2016

Wasps Legends tour to Caldy
Wasps Legends, the past players network of Wasps, men and women, professional and amateur, travelled up to Caldy in the Wirral at the weekend on their annual Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation tour. A 95-strong squad of past Wasps players took to the field to battle it out against two Wirral All Stars side.

First up on the Friday night was the Caldy charity dinner, raising money for the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation. Over 150 sat down to a three-course dinner and were entertained by the host Peter Scrivener and Legends Roger Uttley, Andy Gomersall and Serge Betsen.

On the Saturday, the Wasps Legends Ladies were first onto the pitch, playing the Wirral All Stars that featured ex Waterloo and England captain Gill Burns, ex-England fly half, Susie Appleby and three current Welsh Internationals (not sure current international players actually make the cut for a Vets game!!!!!). Needless to stay, the Ladies were facing an uphill battle and recorded their first ever Legends defeat, losing 34-12, although two stunning tries for Dalena Dennison and Lyndsay Douglas for the Legends.

The men then followed, and had an equally tough encounter with the Wirral All Stars. The physicality was a bit of a shock to the Legends but they played hard and fast and managed to keep the Wirral side to a 33-33 draw. Jonny Barrett and Andy Gomersall were the two stand out players for the Legends Men, which saw a side busting at the seams with ex Wasps stars such as Damian Cronin, Rob Lozowski, Darren Molloy and Jonny Ufton.

However, a loss and a draw didn't dampen the spirits in the bar afterwards and all four teams enjoyed mixing with the crowd and reminiscing about the good old days!!!

Photo credits:
Legends Men - Iain Harding
Legends Ladies - Sam Lane Photography

The whole of the Wasps legends squad epitomised everything rugby stands for - community spirit, great banter, competition on the pitch and the making of some lasting friendships.