Wasps announce St George's Day repeat
January 20, 2011
Bath's Nick Abendanon and Olly Barkley lead the celebrations in last year's clash © Getty Images
London Wasps will renew St George's Day rivalries with Bath at Twickenham for the second year running, the Aviva Premiership club announced on Wednesday.
After 60,000 people flocked to the home of English rugby for last year's inaugural edition of the marquee fixture, Wasps revealed details of a rematch set for April 23 in Round 21 of the Premiership.
Last year's match raised £50,000 for charity partner Help for Heroes, and this season Wasps have nominated four charity beneficiaries; BLESMA (British Limbless Ex-Service Men's Association), Combat Stress, The Parachute Regiment Charity and the Special Boat Service Association (SBSA).
Wasps' aim is to raise £100,000 for the four services charities through ticket donations, merchandise and fundraising at the game, whilst also helping to raise the profile and awareness of the work of these smaller charitable organisations.
St George's Day-related entertainment will be on show in the pre-match while there is also the small matter of the rivalry between the sides and competition points up for grabs, and with Bath taking the honours in the 2010 clash, Wasps will be eager to gain revenge in front of what they hope will be a sell-out crowd.
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