MP takes to rugby pitch again after 20 years for charity game

MP takes to rugby pitch again after 20 years for charity game


Selby’s MP, Nigel Adams dug out his rugby boots at the weekend to help raise money for the bowel cancer campaign.

The House of Commons and Lords XV were taking on the Welsh Assembly team at Cardiff Harlequins RFC in a curtain-raiser to the Wales v England Six Nations game at the Principality Stadium.

Nigel said, “It’s twenty years since I played rugby and against all advice from friends and family, I decided to give it a go. It’s for a good cause after all.”

“I hadn’t realised how good the Welsh team would be, but they play every week in a league and have semi-pro coaches so it wasn’t a great surprise that we got stuffed 43-10.”

“It was hard work but fun, however, watching two of my fellow MP’s including the Secretary of State for Wales and his predecessor get carried off with injuries was a reminder that it’s not a game to be taken lightly.”

The Commons and Lords rugby team play against all the Six Nations parliamentary sides and the week before defeated the French team, but this week’s Welsh side were too strong. Next up is Scotland back on home turf.

Pictured with Nigel, second left, are Rt Hon Stephen Crabb MP, Craig Williams MP and Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP