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Preparations are well underway for our Annual Sports Dinner ... Have you got your tickets?

By Tracy Monckton

Don't worry if you haven't, we can always make room for you! Get in touch now and don't miss out on a great evening of entertainment

Orrell RUFC Annual Sports Dinner

The famous (or even infamous) Orrell RUFC Annual Sports Dinner is once again, nearly sold out. If you haven’t got your tickets yet, don’t miss out and book now! Ticket price is £47.50. The price for a full table of 10 is offered at £45/head. The ticket price includes a three-course meal and a complimentary bottle of red and white wine per table. To book a table or reserve a ticket please contact Dave Hewlett (

Our evening will commence with drinks in the newly refurbished surroundings of Holland Hall, followed by a three-course meal; some fabulous entertainment and a chance to win some even more fabulous prizes! You could even become the owner of your own Joint Venture development fence panel ….. you’ll have to buy a ticket to find out what that means ?

Our speaker this year is Simon Shaw - a name that is renowned across the rugby world as he towers over most mere mortals at 6’8. Simon has represented England at various levels including students and Under-21s. He played for Bristol at 17. Simon was picked for the successful 1997 British Lions tour to South Africa. During the 2000 Six Nations Championship, he had to step in for the injured Martin Johnson. He earned his 20th cap during the 2003 Six Nations Championship, a tournament which saw England win the Grand Slam Simon was called up to the squad for the 2005 British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand after Irish lock Malcolm O'Kelly aggravated a groin injury in training. Simon was selected as a member of the England 2007 Rugby World Cup squad and played the full 80 minutes in the 2007 Rugby World Cup Final.

Simon is joined by Peter Scrivener. In a 12-year career, Peter Scrivener played over 120 games for Wasps and represented the England A and Sevens teams. Peter will be supporting our event this year as MC and Auction Master.

Then there is the ever-famous Pete Emmett – who needs no introduction – as one of the funniest, nicest people in the business. Pete will be entertaining us with stories, jokes and interviews with our celebrity speaker and MC.

It’s going to be a great evening, so don’t miss out. Apart from a great evening’s entertainment, you will be helping the club in its ambitious goal of building our own home and pitches! What more could you ask for?

Updated 10:00 - 14 Mar 2019 by Tracy Monckton

Where next?

It's a cup game tomorrow for our 2XV The pressure is on for our 2XV as they meet Anselmians 2 in the Robinsons Brewery Bowl Semi Final
Match Day Programme ... Orrell RUFC vs Eccles 9 March 2019 Read the build up to the 1XV and 2XV home games last weekend plus news about the Anvils and our Mini and Junior Section


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