England legend Mike Tindall scores crucial last-minute try for rugby return
England Rugby have held a special game to celebrate all that is great about grassroots rugby.
A Mike Tindall XV took on a James Haskell XV as part of the RFU’s Play Together, Stay Together campaign at Aylesbury Rugby Club.
A range of former internationals, including Phil Vickery, Matt Banahan, Lee Mears, Delon Armitage and Tom Wood, alongside Mike, while James and Alex Payne coached from the touchline, took to the pitch.
The match ended 36-36 after a final try from England legend Tindall, which you can watch below.
If you want to know more about the campaign behind the game, search #PlayTogetherStayTogether on social media.
mike tindal Facts:
- Tindall is married to Zara Phillips, daughter of Anne, Princess Royal, and eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
- He is considered one of the best players to never wear the Lions shirt. However, he played against them as part of a Barbarians XV in 2013.
- Tindall, whose nose was broken at least eight times during his rugby career, underwent surgery in 2018 which repaired the broken bones.
- Mike’s nickname is sometimes “The Fridge” due to his 6ft 2in bulk.
- Every year since 2013, Mike has hosted an event called ISPS HANDA Mike Tindall Celebrity Golf Classic, where several celebrities come together to raise money and awareness for disability groups and to help cure Parkinson’s disease.
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