Rodney Parade played host to a special charity game on Friday evening as a Kenny Waters XV took on a Monmouthshire County XV to raise vital funds for Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA).
Kenny Waters remains an iconic figure in Gwent rugby. A player who never took a backward step on the field, Waters is facing his latest challenge head-on.
Ex-front row Waters, who won a cap against Western Samoa in the 1991 World Cup, was diagnosed with MND in October 2017.
Inspired by the efforts of ex-Scotland and Lions lock Doddie Weir, Waters has started a fundraising drive and enlisted the help of a number of his former clubs.
Players from the five teams he represented – Newbridge, Cwmbran, Abergavenny, Risca and Caerleon – joined forces to take on a Monmouthshire XV at the home of the Dragons on Friday evening.
Thank you to everyone who attended the game and raised crucial funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association. To donate click HERE
Today in the UK, six people will hear the devastating news that they have motor neurone disease (MND). In that instant, their world – and the world of their loved ones - is shattered.
To discover what you can do to help and support the work of the MNDA in South East Wales visit www.mnda-southeastwales.org.uk