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England heroes prompt donation to Nick Duncombe Fund

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The Nick Duncombe Memorial Fund, set up in memory of the NEC Harlequins and England Scrum Half who tragically passed away last February at the age of 21 years, will be the recipient of a donation of £4,000 based around England’s scoresheets in Australia.

For every point scored by Clive Woodward’s men, Zurich, sponsor of the England Team in Australia 2003, pledged to donate £10 to the fund which was set up to finance future youth development projects and for a statue/physical memorial in Nick’s memory at The Stoop, the home ground of NEC Harlequins.

England scored an impressive total of 327 points against their opponents in the tournament prompting a donation of £3,270 rounded up to £4,000 by Zurich.

The opponents and scores were Georgia (won 84-6), South Africa (won 25-6), Samoa (won 35-22) and Uruguay (won 111-13) in the pool stages. Wales (won 28-17) in the quarter final, France (won 24-7) in the semi final and Australia (won 20-17) in the final.

England Head Coach Clive Woodward commented “My thoughts are often with Nick, he was a great player, and I hope that he is looking down and enjoying what we are doing at the moment”.



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