On Friday, 29th April Ireland and Kiwi invitation teams will compete in a match in Old Belvedere RFC (KO: 7pm) to raise funds for those affected by the recent natural disasters in New Zealand and Japan…

Current Leinster Consultant Scrum Coach – and former All Black – Greg Feek is supporting the event and Wellington (NZ) player Andy Wood will coach the New Zealand Invitational.

The fundraising Rugby match is being organised by KEA Ireland (Kiwi Expats Abroad www.keanewzealand.com) and the NZIA (New Zealand Ireland Association www.newzealand.ie) and will take place at Old Belvedere RFC on Friday, 29th April (KO: 7pm). The event is sponsored by Toyota Ireland, Agra and Toll.

Proceeds from the event will go to the Irish Red Cross’ New Zealand Earthquake and Japan Tsunami appeals to help those affected by the recent and devastating natural disasters.

The city of Christchurch was struck by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on February 22nd, causing widespread devastation to the city. The quake caused significant loss of life and injury as well as widespread damage.

Two and a half weeks later on March 11th a massive earthquake measuring 8.9 struck off the Eastern coast of Japan. It triggered a ten-metre Tsunami. This has resulted in approximately 26,000 people recorded as missing or dead.

KEA Ireland and the NZIA are inviting you turn up and show your support for New Zealand and Japan on Friday, 29th April.

There will be raffles and a good old New Zealand barbie on the night and former Leinster hooker Bernard Jackman will be coaching the Ireland invitation team.

Tickets for the game will be available at the gate at a cost of €;10 for adults and €;5 for children.