JPR Williams and Fergus Slattery to speak at Naas RFC Annual Business Lunch on Friday, 7th October 2011….

JPR Williams and Fergus Slattery to speak at Naas RFC Annual Business Lunch on Friday 7th October 2011.

JPR Williams had many high points in his rugby career, being a key player in a Welsh side that won Grand Slams in 1971, 1976, and 1978, and is particularly remembered for his record against England. In 10 tests between Wales and England he scored five tries – exceptional for a fullback – and was never on the losing side. He was also outstanding for the Lions, winning the 1971 series against New Zealand with a long-range drop-goal and playing a major role in the 1974 ‘invincible’ series against South Africa. Williams retired from international rugby union in 1981 and continued his career as an orthopaedic surgeon. He continued playing club rugby for many years, playing throughout the 1980s and 1990s for Bridgend and then for Tondu Thirds into his fifties. He finally hung up his boots in March 2003.

John Fergus Slattery played schools rugby for Blackrock College and then moved on to play senior rugby for UCD, before earning a call up to the Ireland team in 1970. During his career Slattery earned 61 caps, 18 as captain, and scored 3 tries. In 1971, he was a member of the British and Irish Lions squad that toured New Zealand, but he did not play in the Test matches. He played for the Barbarians in the famous 1973 game against the All Blacks in Cardiff. Slattery toured with the Lions again in 1974, playing in all four Tests and captaining the side for two provincial matches. He was captain of the most successful Irish touring side ever in 1979 which won 7 of the 8 matches in Australia including the two Tests in Brisbane and Sydney. In addition to the above honours, he was a member of the Irish Triple Crown-winning team in 1982.

If you are interested in attending the lunch please contact;

Gerry Mc Grath: 087 2997864
Pauline Sloane: 086 2577094
Greg Brady: 087 257 0609
Ross Murphy: 087 2590449

Price: €;150 per person