MODERN day rugby league legend Robbie Paul will be guest speaker at Colne and Nelson Rugby Club's sportsmans' dinner on Friday, August 20th.
Colne and Nelson, the area's premier and long-established rugby union club, have a new summer rugby league club, the East Lancs Vikings, playing from their Holt House Premises.
To support this initiative, the club have invited Paul to the club.
Paul, born in Tokoroa, New Zealand, joined Bradford in July 1994 from at the age of 18 and has since gone on to represent his country.
In 1996, he became the first player to score a hat-trick in a Challenge Cup Final at Wembley, against St Helens, in a performance that earned him the Lance Todd Trophy as man-of-the-match.
He captained the Bulls to the treble in 2003 and to victory against Australian side Penrith in the 2004 World Club Challenge.
He has been included in Bradford's; Millennium Masters, Bull Masters, and in August 2007 he was named in the Team Of The Century.
At the start of the 2006 Super League season he moved to Huddersfield Giants. He went on to appear in his sixth Challenge Cup Final in August 2006, scoring a second half try.
In September 2007, he signed for the Salford City Reds, before joining Leigh Centurions for the 2010 season.
Anyone interested in attending this special event should contact organiser Chris Buck (07803593536).