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Former Harlequins back-row Jack Clifford sat down with Planet Rugby writer James While to talk about his upcoming cross country charity cycle challenge and the current England back-row situation.
Clifford, along with several former team-mates and opponents, are set to cycle from Newcastle to Twickenham in time for the Premiership final on June 18.
Gallagher’s seven-day 750-mile cross country charity ride is called the ‘Road to Twickenham’ and hopes to raise a minimum of £30,000 for Wooden Spoon.
Delivering the trophy to Twickenham
Clifford, who unfortunately had to retire from playing due to injury, will be joined by ex-Scotland lock Nathan Hines and supported by Ugo Monye as the group stops off at 11 of the 13 Premiership grounds before delivering the Gallagher Premiership trophy to Twickenham on the day of the final.
Clifford revealed to Planet Rugby his apprehension ahead of the ride but admits that completing it for a great cause with the team is going to spur him on.
“We’re doing it all for Wooden Spoon to help young, vulnerable children get into sport,” he said. “I’m not going to lie that is the only reason I’m going to be doing this ride – because it’s for a good cause. I am not the keenest of cyclists and I’m getting nervous. The more I get out on the bike the more worried I get.”
Clifford also spoke about the current England back-row, touching on Harlequins’ Alex Dombrandt and Wasps star Jack Willis, which can be enjoyed here.
Gallagher’s Road to Twickenham cycle challenge gets underway on Saturday 11th June at Newcastle Falcons’ Kingston Park. For more information on how to support, please visit: www.ajg.com/uk/news-and-insights/2022/may/support-the-road-to-twickenham-cycle/
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