A ST ASAPH hospice has teamed up with two internationally renowned Welsh rugby stars to stage a special sportsman’s evening this summer.

St Kentigern Hospice will hold the dinner evening and talk with Nigel Owens, the Welsh international rugby union referee and Rupert Moon, former Welsh international rugby union player.

The pair will discuss their experiences and anecdotes on and off the rugby pitch since they grew up on the same estate in Llanelli, South Wales.

Host Mr Moon will ask Mr Owens about his outstanding career as a rugby referee, from his appointment in 2005, and World Cup debut in 2007 to the current day.

The evening will raise funds for the hospice, which provides palliative care for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Mr Moon played club rugby for Welsh clubs Abertillery and Neath but is most associated with captaining Llanelli during their unprecedented triple success in 1992. He also played international rugby for Wales at scrum half, winning 24 caps.

The event will be held at the Springfield Hotel in Pentre Halkyn, Flintshire on Wednesday, May 15, starting at 7.30pm. It will include a one course dinner, charitable raffle and auction.

Tickets cost £45 each and are available via St Kentigern Hospice's website.