All Black Newby is popular guest speaker at Burnley Rugby Club

Craig Newby is flanked by Luca Angelone and Mike Skelton
Craig Newby is flanked by Luca Angelone and Mike Skelton

Burnley Rugby Club held their players’ dinner last week and guest speaker was former New Zealand player Craig Newby.

Newby entertained guests with his recollections of life with the All Blacks, and he is pictured being welcomed by new first XV captain Luca Angelone (left) and club president Mike Skelton.

The club will open at 10 a.m. for tomorrow’s decisive British and Irish Lions Test match against Australia at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium, which starts at 11-05 a.m., with Warren Gatland’s men level in the series at 1-1.

Senior training recommences at the club on Tuesday at 7 p.m., with everyone welcome, particularly any new players or anyone wanting to take up the game.

For more details, e-mail caldervale78@hotmail.co.uk or check the club’s website www.pitchero.com/clubs/burnleyrugbyclub