A RUGBY playing solicitor is preparing to take to the field with some of the greats of the game.
Richard Moon will be playing alongside England legends when he turns out for an invitation side as part of the Harlequins 150th anniversary celebrations.
Mr Moon, who is head of employment law at Leamington law firm Blythe Liggins and lives in Moreton Morrell, has been invited to play for a star-studded side selected by England World Cup winning forward and former RFU president Jason Leonard. His team will be playing against a side selected by former England rugby captain and fullback Bob Hiller.
Mr Moon, a former scrumhalf for Cambridge University, Harlequins, England and the Barbarians, said: “This is a real honour for me to have been selected by Jason, such a giant of the world rugby, and I look forward very much to playing alongside him and such luminaries as Will Greenwood, Peter Winterbottom, Mickey Skinner and other Harlequin greats.
“Although scrums will be uncontested and anybody putting in overzealous tackles will be ‘sin-binned’, my intention is to get on the field of play for a maximum of five minutes on the basis of self-preservation and a creaking body – but also to justify the rugby kit that we are to be given.
The match will take place on Saturday August 20 at the Harlequins ground the ‘Stoop’ next door to Twickenham.