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Charity supports second shot at Italy game

5th October 2010, 08:06

Charity supports second shot at Italy game

Wales and Italy will take a second shot at playing their International

Wales and Italy will take a second shot at playing their International Rugby League match at the Racecourse Ground this Wednesday (kick-off 7.30pm).

The match, which will feature former Wales rugby union star Gareth Thomas make his international debut in the 13-man code, was originally set for Sunday.

But an torrential downpour affected the Racecourse pitch and the game was moved.

Nightingale House Hospice are the official charity for the match and a special ticket deal was set up between the Wales Rugby League and the Hospice with £2 from each ticket the hospice sells being donated to the charity.

Caroline Siddall income generation director for Nightingale House said "We are grateful to the Wales Rugby League for creating a very special ticket deal and for supporting a local Wrexham charity. For those of you who want to buy a ticket for the re-arranged match you can do this via the hospice up until 4pm on Wednesday, the day of the match."

Mark Rowley Wales Rugby League Executive Chairman, said "Obviously both teams were disappointed at not being able to play on Sunday but we are all looking forward the match now scheduled for Wednesday evening.

"Fans that had tickets for Sunday's match can come along on Wednesday and their tickets will still be valid. We have had amazing support in North Wales for this match and hope that even more supporters will join us on Wednesday. We are grateful for the support we have had from Nightingale House, our partnership has worked very well for both parties and we have been delighted to have been able to support the local hospice."