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    An Appeal To ALL Rugby Fans and ALL sports fans.

    (I hope that this does not contravene forum regulations).

    Rugby league 'nut' Chris Hawkins is cycling the 210 miles from Griffin Park (London) to Headingley in less than 24 hours on 16th/17th September, arriving before the kick off in the end of season Rhinos vs Broncos Tetley's 2004 Super League clash.

    This effort has taken a lot of organisation, hard work, persuasion and training with plenty more yet to be done.

    They played probably the toughest sport on the planet, and as a result Matt King (Biggleswade RUFC, London Broncos) and Danny Scott (Moldgreen ARLFC) suffered life changing injuries. Both young men are constantly in need of specialist care and equipment costing many thousands of pounds.

    Danny is being treated at Pinderfields hospital in Wakefield, and has miraculously regained a very small amount of movement in his right arm. Matt is being cared for at Stoke Mandeville hospital, and has not yet regained the ability to breathe without the use of a ventilator.

    These two young men and their families need OUR help in meeting their future needs. Let's make this a massive all round effort and guarantee these young men an amount that will make a difference.

    Just Look At The Fantastic Prizes Donated For Danny and Matt And Have A Go Now;

    The Rugby Football League

    Two tickets to the 2005 Gillette Tri Nations Final, two tickets to the 2005 Tetley's Super League Grand Final.

    Super League Clubs

    London Broncos - signed 2005 shirt and promotion of event

    Warrington Wolves - signed 2005 shirt, family pass, programme page, website page.

    Salford City Reds - signed 2005 shirt and season ticket, website page.

    Leeds Rhinos - 2005 season ticket with possibly more to come.

    Hull FC - signed 2005 shirt, signed ball, website page.

    Castleford Tigers - signed 2005 shirt.

    St Helens - 2005 season ticket, signed 2004 GF/2005 shirt, website page.

    Huddersfield Giants - signed 2005 squad ball, two 2005 match tickets, programme page, website page.

    Wakefield Trinity Wildcats - signed 2005 shirt.

    Widnes Vikings - signed 2005 squad ball.

    LHF National League One Clubs

    Halifax RLFC - signed 2005 shirt, programme page, website page.

    Hull Kingston Rovers - signed 2005 shirt.

    Featherstone Rovers - signed 2005 shirt.

    Doncaster Dragons - signed 2005 shirt, signed ball.

    Whitehaven Warriors - signed 2004 GF winners/ 2005 shirt.

    LHF National League Two Clubs

    Swinton Lions - signed 2005 shirt and season ticket.

    London Skolars - signed 2005 shirt.

    Dewsbury Rams - signed 2005 shirt.

    Barrow Raiders - signed 2005 shirt.

    York City Knights - signed 2005 shirt.

    Sheffield Eagles - signed 2005 shirt.

    Company Prizes

    Stan James Sports Bookmakers - 20 x £100 free bets

    Classic Sports - signed 2005 Great Britain Tri Nations shirt

    Kukri Sports - £150 kit voucher

    Retro Rugby - a retro shirt of your choice from the available range.

    Talkin Rugby - Voucher to spend in store.

    Athletes 1 - Robbie Paul/Bulls and Paul Sculthorpe/Saints signed items.

    Company Donations

    Tetley's Cash pledge to fund

    LHF Healthplan - Cash pledge to fund

    Code Blue Group - Marketing support and promotion of event.

    Carbon Partners - Free provision of SMS facility for competition entries.

    To win any of the great prizes on offer from your club, the RFL and other organisations simply enter a guess as to how long it will take Chris to cover the 210 miles from Griffin Park to Headingley by either;


    1) Composing a text message containing the keyword BIKE Name Club Time (hh:mm:ss). E.g BIKE Steve Rhinos 22:33:44

    2) Send the message to 84880

    3) You will receive a text reply confirming your £1.50 donation.

    4) Your £1.50 donation will be charged directly to your mobile phone bill.

    Terms of service
    Orange, O2, T-Mobile and Vodafone: you will be charged £1.50 to your mobile phone bill each time you enter the competition by sending a text containing BIKE and your entry to 84880. Your standard operator SMS rate will also apply to all messages you send. Not available on Virgin Mobile.


    Send your details and entry time along with your donation to;

    Matt and Danny
    c/o 25 Church Street
    OL4 5DB

    Any cheques/money orders/postal orders should be made payable to;

    The George Hotel*

    *The George Hotel, birthplace of the Northern Union, has kindly agreed to support this event by providing use of it's banking facilities.
    Every postal entrant will receive a receipt confirming their donation.

    Anyone wishing to help in any way can contact Chris on 07753 802546 or at [email protected]

    Thanks to all those who have pledged so far.

    Conman! This was only ever going to be about rugby - and you know it! The 'sport' bit was purely bait.
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    (Original post by mobbdeeprob)
    Conman! This was only ever going to be about rugby - and you know it! The 'sport' bit was purely bait.
    This is actually about two guys lying paralysed in hospital beds as a result of playing the game that they loved.

    Anyone who has played any sport to a decent level will be able to empathise with that .
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    Given what happend with Long&Gleeson is there some irony in Stan James offering 2 x £100 free bets .

    (Original post by Mark_KK)
    This is actually about two guys lying paralysed in hospital beds as a result of playing the game that they loved.

    Anyone who has played any sport to a decent level will be able to empathise with that .
    Apologies. I feel awful now! I'm going to read it...
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