Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Wales legend Phil Bennett coming to Canada

November 7, 2006

International Rugby Hall of Famer coming to Niagara!

Phil Bennett, world-renowned Welsh fly-half of the 1970s will be the primary speaker at the 2007 edition of Niagara Thunder Rugby’s Banquet. [...]

Bennett played in 8 tests for the Lions, and is one of only two Welshmen to captain the team, on the 1977 visit to New Zealand. First capped at 20 years of age against France in Paris, Phil went on to be capped 29 times for Wales (8 as captain), won 3 Grand Slams and 4 Triple Crowns and played in 20 Barbarians teams.

“We are honoured and very excited to have such a prominent Legend of Rugby grace our shores and support the Niagara Thunder fundraising effort”, said team President Dave Burnett. “This is a great opportunity for those of us who enjoyed watching Phil on the field to now meet the man himself and listen to his stories and anecdotes among friends, on what promises to be an outstanding evening.”

[...] The banquet will be held at the up-scale Oakville Conference Centre. Dress is formal and proceeding will begin at 6:30 pm. Friday April 27th 2007. Tickets are $135.00 and a tax receipt can be obtained. A promotional offer of a table of 8 for $1,000.00 is available providing the order is placed before February 1st 2007

For further information contact Dai at or call (905) 336-9545 Ext 1, for further details or any Niagara Thunder Executive. See also Niagara Thunder Rugby for more details.

Source: Rugby Canada.


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