Dubai 7's 2018
The Joining Jack Legends will don their rugby boots once again later his month to take part in the Emirates Dubai Rugby 7s. Defending their 2017 winning title will be a tough ask but one the team are sure to be well up for!
Former Wigan Warriors favourite Pat Richards is once more among the names in the star-studded team heading out for the squad’s seventh year at the competition. Andy Farrell and Kris Radlinski are making a welcome return to the team following a year out from the competition.
Wigan favourite and Jack's dad, Andy said, "We are so glad to have Faz, Rads and Pat representing Joining Jack and raising awareness and vital funds for the charity. They are huge names in the game and are brilliant supporters of Joining Jack. Everyone in the team knows what we are trying to achieve here at the charity, their support means so much to us.
Pat scored our only try in the final last year so we couldn't go with out him this year. We are excited to be heading out with such a brilliant team, the pressure is on to bring the trophy home again!"
This is the seventh year Joining Jack has entered a team, featuring some of the most famous names from both codes of rugby, into this prestigious event as part of Joining Jack’s ongoing fight to raise money and awareness in the fight to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Last year’s trip to Dubai raised more than £100,000, and Andy, along with his wife and the charity's co-founder Alex, are hoping this year's trip will be equally successful.
Andy added: “The projects that we were involved with last year have progressed so much. They are all looking so promising and we are thrilled with some of the results coming out. The money raised from the tournament goes directly to researchers and doctors who are tirelessly working towards finding a cure for Duchenne and they are so close now.
“We couldn’t do this without the help of the players and our sponsors, they put a lot time and effort into helping us and we are so thankful to them all for their support.”
The squad along with their supporters and team mascot Jack, fly out at the end of November to compete in the intensive three-day invitation-only event and you can follow their progress via our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.