Former international cricketer Graeme Swann will pull on an England
shirt again this summer – when he represents his country in a celebrity golf
tournament at Celtic Manor.
Swann will play for a second time in the
Celebrity Cup presented by Bulmers, having made his debut in the four nations
competition in 2014 when he helped England win the trophy for the first time.
Swann is called up to a side captained by Mike Tindall and also featuring Anton du Beke, Peter Jones, Ben Shephard
and Denise Van Outen. ComedianLee Mack is no longer able to make his
first appearance following a late change to his filming commitments.
The tournament takes place on July 9-10 and will see England take on host nation
and defending champions Wales as well as Scotland and Ireland.
Actor, comedian and writer Rob Brydon will lead Wales’ defence of
the trophy, teaming up with Jonathan
Davies, Sir Gareth Edwards, Phil Glenister, Ioan Gruffudd and Gethin Jones.
Scotland, the inaugural champions of 2013,
have Hollywood actor Dougray Scott
and Olympic silver medal winning swimmer Michael
Jamieson joining international rugby stars Greig Laidlaw, Rory Lawson, Max
Evans and Thom Evans.
Irish team captain Keith Duffy has been given
special dispensation to increase his team to eight players as they bid to
finish off the foot of the table and capture the title for the first time. The
expanded team also includes Brian
McFadden, Brendan O’Carroll, Danny
O’Carroll, Shane Byrne,Ronnie
Whelan,Laurence Kinlan and Brian Ormond.
With a reputation for being the first to the
bar and the last to bed, the opportunity to rest one player from each round of
action might well come in handy for the Irish.
Thousands of golf fans and celebrity spotters
flocked to Celtic Manor in the sunshine to watch the stars up close last July.
As well as top-notch
golfing action and on and off-course banter, there will be live music and food and
bar outlets in the tented village, plus the opportunity to “Get Into Golf” in
an interactive zone sponsored by Principality Building Society.
Visitors can also
experience the VIP treatment in Hospitality or the Premier Lounge, or attend
the glittering UFX.com gala dinner on Saturday evening.
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: Mike Tindall (captain), Anton du Beke, Peter
Jones, Ben Shephard, Graeme Swann, Denise Van Outen
: Keith Duffy (captain), Shane Byrne, Laurence
Kinlan, Brian McFadden, Brendan O’Carroll, Danny O’Carroll, Brian Ormond,
: Rory Lawson (captain), Max Evans, Thom
Evans, Michael Jamieson, Greig Laidlaw, Dougray Scott
: Rob Brydon (captain), Jonathan Davies, Sir
Gareth Edwards, Phil Glenister, Ioan Gruffudd, Gethin Jones