The CRU will have a strong showing at the 9th Executive Fight Night, which will be held this year on 31st May in Roppongi Hills. 18 Tokyo businessmen will go through 4 months of gruelling training to box in front of more than 500 people. The event is a fundraiser for the very worthwhile Shine On! Kids charity which supports kids with cancer and other serious illnesses in 21 hospitals throughout Japan. There will be 3 brave Crusaders in the ring on the night, and no doubt many more offering their verbal ‘support’ from ringside. The 3 CRU are current players Dom Sumner and Brendan Gallagher, and former player Derek Simmonds, who returns to the event for the second time. Dom and Brendan may well be fighting each other provided one of them (I won’t say who) loses some timber…… apparently he is currently carrying too much ”strength, athletic ability and stamina” (his words). The event is a large black-tie dinner with some great food, entertainment, charity auction, and of course lots to drink. There is a Crusaders table booked to support the boys, so if you would like to secure a seat then get in touch with Tom Cocks asap ( ).

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