Bradley Wiggins to be waterboy at ex-Huddersfield Giant’s charity rugby match

CYCLING legend Bradley Wiggins is to join ex-Huddersfield Giants player Andy Johnson at a charity rugby match in Dubai.

CYCLING legend Bradley Wiggins is to join ex-Huddersfield Giants player Andy Johnson at a charity rugby match in Dubai.

The Olympic gold medallist will be on the touchline handing water out to veteran players taking part in the Emirates Airlines Rugby Sevens event, from November 29 to December 1.

The match featuring top League veterans will raise cash for the Joining Jack appeal, founded by Andy Johnson who played for Huddersfield in 1999.

Former back row forward Andy set up the appeal after discovering his four-year-old son Jack had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

Joining Jack, which has enjoyed a huge profile across the sports and media world, raises cash for research to combat DMD, a terminal muscle wasting disease.

The match, which is expected to attract 120,000 fans, includes former League stars such as Kris Radlinski, Martin Offiah and Jason Robinson.

Andy, who played for Wigan Warriors in the European Super League, said: “Bradley is local to where we live and he’s a big Warriors fan. He’s been very supportive of our charity.

“For a rugby tournament we’ve got about as high profile players as it’s possible to have and we’ve got the stardust of Bradley Wiggins, so you can’t get much better than that.”

For more information visit www.joiningjack.org

 
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