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Wallabies partner with Hearts in Rugby Union

Wed, 29/06/2022, 9:46 am
Rugby Australia
by Rugby Australia
Wallaby no. 698 Richard Tombs is the General Manager of Hearts in Rugby Union. Photo: Supplied
Wallaby no. 698 Richard Tombs is the General Manager of Hearts in Rugby Union. Photo: Supplied

The Wallabies are proud to announce Hearts in Rugby Union as their official charity partner for the 2022 Test season.

Established in 2007, Hearts in Rugby Union is a charity that assists players who have suffered severe life changing injury during a rugby game

Their aim is to ensure those severely injured players who are suffering financial hardship receive the best possible support throughout their lives.

Significantly, today marks the 26th year to the day since Founder, Rocky Mileto, suffered a spinal cord injury while playing halfback for his beloved Orange City Lions against Dubbo.

Mileto and the founders living by the Hearts in Rugby Union motto of, “Helping Rugby Help Its Own”.

Hearts in Rugby Union will run 50/50 raffles at all Tests during the eToro England Series, which kicks off this weekend in Perth.

For a fundraising support video, please click here.

Wallabies captain Michael Hooper said: "As a team, we're proud to partner with Hearts in Rugby Union for the 2022 Test season."

"Tombsy and those in the organisation do a remarkable job supporting those in need and I'm sure the Rugby community will dig deep to donate throughout the England Series."

Hearts in Rugby Union General Manager Richard Tombs said: “Hearts in Rugby Union are extremely honoured, appreciative and grateful of Rugby Australia’s choice to be the Wallabies and Wallaroos official charity."

"This partnership with Rugby Australia will help us to continue “helping rugby help it’s own” with the needs of seriously injured rugby players and their families.”

eToro England Series

Wallabies v England, Saturday 2 July, 5:55pm AWST/7:55pm AEST at Optus Stadium, Perth

Wallabies v England, Saturday 9 July, 7:55pm AEST at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

Wallabies v England, Saturday 16 July, 7:55pm AEST at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Tickets available to the eToro July England Series now at http://wallabies.rugby/tickets.

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