TWO rugby legends will be in attendance during a day to remember in Denbighshire later this month.

The Royal Marines Charity has announced that it will be playing two high profile games against the cream of North Wales rugby players in Llangollen on Saturday, August 20.

As well as treating local fans and visitors to two high quality games of rugby and the chance to meet RFU royalty in Ryan Jones and Peter Rogers, the organisers are hoping to raise much needed funds for The Royal Marines Charity, as well as making a donation to the Ifan Phillips fund.

Organising committee member and MD of local business Linguassist Graham Paton, himself an ex-Royal Marine, said: “We are extremely excited to be hosting this event and to be able to show off the delights of Llangollen to such a wide ranging audience.

"I am sure that the town will get behind the whole event and we look forward to welcoming everyone to Llangollen.”

First up on the day will be Royal Marines Veterans versus North Wales Barbarians, with kick-off scheduled for 2pm.

Following this game will be the ultra-competitive Royal Marine Corps against RGC senior academy.

Attendance is free, with the organisers selling programmes for the match, which will include a raffle ticket where the winner has a pair of tickets for any Wales Autumn International match at Cardiff later this year.


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The fun doesn’t end there, because in the evening there will be a chance to party with the players at the pavilion building and enjoy live music from local bands, a hog roast and a full bar.

Tickets for the evening event are £10 per person and again all money raised will be going to the RMA and Ifan Phillips fund.

In attendance on the day will be Ryan Jones.

A legend of the Welsh game, he is one of a small group of Welsh players to have won three Grand Slams - in 2005 , as captain in 2008 and again in 2012.

In addition to a hugely successful playing career, Ryan was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2021 Birthday Honours.

Last month, Ryan revealed he has been diagnosed with early onset dementia.

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Former Welsh international Peter Rogers will also be in attendance.

The former prop attained 18 caps for Wales and during a successful playing career, also turned out for Bridgend, Maesteg, London Irish, Newport and Cardiff.

For the first time in Llangollen, the Royal Marines will be allowing the public to get up close and personal with a range of cutting-edge weaponry with their special display.

For more information on The Royal Marines Charity, visit