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Kay, Croft and Corbisiero join the pack for Rugby Captains Dinner Platinum Plus package

Kay, Croft and Corbisiero join the pack for Rugby Captains Dinner Platinum Plus package

England internationals past and present including Ben Kay, Tom Croft, Alex Corbisiero, Martin Bayfield as well as RFU official anthem singer, mezzo-soprano Laura Wright, will join the six World Cup winning captains to host tables at the Rugby Captains Dinner on 16th September 2015 at Battersea Evolution.

Guests will arrive and make their way through a busy press pen and up the red carpet to an exclusive ‘bar chat’ which will see Ben Kay pour a refreshing round of Guinness for a handful of 2003 World Cup winners and current England players before tackling them in an in-depth interview about their careers and views on the upcoming tournament.

Lit by 1,000 candles, Laura Wright will then take centre stage, performing ‘Sweet Rose’ as deep rose petals cascade down, followed by the fanfare of an 18-strong military band which will lead guests through to a sumptuous feast with Rugby’s greatest stars and legends. An after party will follow where more stories will be shared and the Guinness is sure to flow.

Furthermore, Smart Group has developed a new package for the occasion, the Platinum Plus for 11 guests, priced at £7,490.00 + VAT. In addition to enjoying a three-course dinner designed by Michelin-starred chef Angela Hartnett OBE, and an exclusive reception with the captains, each table in the Platinum Plus package will be joined by a former international player who will entertain the table with anecdotes and tales of derring-do both on and off the field.

Commenting on the Rugby Captain’s Dinner 2015, former England captain and guest of honour, Martin Johnson said: “This is a rare opportunity for me and my fellow captains to be reunited, it will be great to give our guests a preview on what is shaping up to be one of the best World Cups ever; an event not to be missed by any rugby fan.”

Three further packages have been specially created for the Rugby Captains Dinner with prices starting from £2,490 + VAT per table of ten.

10% of all tickets purchased, plus all fundraising for the evening, will be donated to Restart the Rugby Players’ Association charity and Willow, the only national charity working with seriously ill young adults aged 16 to 40 to fulfil uplifting and unforgettable special days.

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