After the sublime music of Craig Ogden a fortnight back, the next event from Hospice at Home will be a cracking set of three rugby matches shown on a ceiling to floor tv screen – celebrating the opening weekend of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
In contrast to Craig’s beautiful dulcet tones – the crowd at the RWC will be raucous, the mood electric, the rugby fast and furious, and the tackles bone-crunching.
The matches are
Australia v Fiji (Kick-off – 05:45am)
France v Argentina (Kick-off 08:15am)
South Africa v New Zealand (Kick-off 10:45am)
And after the rugby, enjoy a great braai, hosted by Trainsmokers of Castletown, braai experts Mark and Conor who have set the Isle of Man agog with their epicurean delights!
Washed down, of course, with plenty of Castle Lager. (What better way to celebrate another memorable Springbok victory!)
Venue – Comis Mount Murray Hotel, in the Lower Reception Room with outside terrace leading onto the golf course.
Date – 21 September, 2019
Start – From early – 05:45am – or the night before at special Comis rates (£75 double, B&B)!
Breakfast – Boerewors rolls and coffee. Castle Lager (at realistic prices), biltong, coffees and teas through the morning.
Immersive TV Viewing – ELSIOM is supplying the largest television on the island; ceiling to floor and 16 foot wide. There will be a further three 65 inch tv screens to ensure an immersive rugby viewing experience.
Prices – Tables of 10 – £500, or single tickets, £50. (Families with school going children are welcome to bring them at £15 per head).
Available seats – Overall numbers (including children) are limited; please book early to avoid disappointment!
Bookings – Please email Johnny@Forecast5.co.uk to arrange your table or ticket
It will be a day to remember!
WHAT IS THE RUGBY WORLD CUP?
“The Rugby World Cup is the 3rd largest sports event in the world after the summer Olympics and the Football World Cup.”
This year the RWC is in Japan with the host nation playing Russia in the opening game on 20 September.
And finally, there is a wonderful spirit of respect in rugby; enjoy these clips, especially the haka to say farewell to the great Jonah Lomu.