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Moreton Morrell solicitor Richard Moon to join former star rugby teammates in Edinburgh Marathon

Ian Hughes 11th May, 2017 Updated: 11th May, 2017

A SOLICITOR will be reunited with his Cambridge University teammates when the three former rugby internationals run the Edinburgh Marathon later this month.

Richard Moon, head of employment law at Leamington solicitors Blythe Liggins, will be teaming up with fellow Cambridge rugby blues Rob Andrew, former England and Lions fly half and a past director of operations for the RFU, and Gavin Hastings, former Scotland and Lions full-back.

The 1984 Cambridge University teammates and their partners will be running on May 28 to raise money for Parkinson’s, in support of Gavin Hastings’ wife Diane, who has had the disease for more than ten years.

“It’s a wonderful charity to which we have a personal connection through Diane and we are honoured to be raising money for such a worthwhile cause,” said Mr Moon, who played scrumhalf for England B, the Barbarians and Harlequins and sat on the governing body of the RFU.

“We will be running a relay over the full marathon course with my wife Fiona and I covering the first leg before handing the baton to fellow team mates with Gavin and Diane Hastings running the glory leg of 4.4 miles to complete the marathon,” said Mr Moon, a rugby commentator for BBC 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC CWR.

Mr Moon, who lives in Moreton Morrell, is head of Blythe Liggins sports law unit. He was instrumental in setting up both the Rugby Coaches Association with Sir Ian McGeechan, a former head coach of the British and Irish Lions, and the Rugby Union Players Association.

Clients of the sports unit have included a number of sporting individuals and organisations, from Bowls England, the national Elite Cricket Coaches Association, Riding for the Disabled, international rugby players, county cricketers, athletics coaches and Olympic horsemen, to local concerns such as Warwick Boat Club and Leamington Cricket Club.

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