Lee Mears latest recruit to take on Alpine Challenge

LONDON - NOVEMBER 15: Lee Mears of England looks to go past Ryan Cross of Australia during the Investec Challenge match between England and Australia at Twickenham on November 15, 2008 in London, England.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

3 Peaks; 3 Countries; 3 Days

Restart Rugby is pleased to confirm that former England and British & Irish Lions hooker, Lee Mears, is the latest rugby legend to pledge his support to the inaugural Alpine Challenge.

He will join former internationals Charlie Hodgson, Ben Clarke and RPA Group CEO, Damian Hopley, on the trek, raising money for Restart Rugby, the official charity of The Rugby Players’ Association.

The trek will see participants tackle three peaks in three countries over three days and is set to take place from Sunday 11th – Thursday 15th September.

One-club man Mears enjoyed a long and distinguished career with Bath, during which he was capped 42 times by England, featuring in two World Cups, and represented the British & Irish Lions during the 2009 tour of South Africa.

Mears, said: “Rugby is a great game but players don’t always get to retire on their own terms. That’s why it’s so important to have a charity like Restart Rugby there to pick up the pieces for players and their families when faced with injury, illness or hardship. I’m really excited to be supporting the charity through the very first Alpine Challenge.”

To book one of the last remaining places please contact Sam Baring on 020 3053 6670 or sbaring@theRPA.co.uk

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