RUGBY: St Ives raise money for former Scotland star in annual charity clash

PUBLISHED: 14:07 31 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:07 31 December 2017

The Overs team who took part in the annual St Ives charity match. Picture: PAUL COX

The Overs team who took part in the annual St Ives charity match. Picture: PAUL COX

Paul Cox

The hardy souls of St Ives Rugby Club braved the wintry weather last Wednesday - to take part in their annual charity game.

Overs player Duncan Wiliams is stopped in his tracks by Joseph Cox of the Unders. Picture: PAUL COX Overs player Duncan Wiliams is stopped in his tracks by Joseph Cox of the Unders. Picture: PAUL COX

There was success for the Unders (a team made up of players aged 29 or below) as they beat the Overs (the 30+ brigade) 27-15 at a snowy Somersham Road.

The match featured plenty of entertaining rugby as Bulls regulars were joined by players from neighbouring Cambridgeshire clubs.

But the real winner was the Doddie Weir’5 Trust - the charity foundation of the former Scotland star who has the currently incurable Motor Neuron Disease which is set to benefit from a figure close to £300.

St Ives chairman Mark Smy said: “We have a lot of fun playing this game we love and we also enjoy giving back to the rugby family.

“Doddie’s cause, support for his family and raising the profile of Motor Neurone Disease, gives us that opportunity. Whilst happy to support Doddie’s cause, we Overs look forward to revenge against the Unders in 2018!”

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