Gruffudd and Laidlaw join final Celebrity Cup line-up

Category: News, The Celebrity Cup, Up Your Game

The teams are almost complete for this year’s Celebrity Cup presented by Bulmers with Hollywood star Ioan Gruffudd and Scotland rugby captain Greig Laidlaw among those winning call-ups.

Gruffudd (pictured above), who played TV’s Hornblower and Mr Fantastic in the Fantastic Four movies, jets in from Los Angeles to make his second appearance after playing for Wales in the inaugural Celebrity Cup in 2013. His Wales team-mates at Celtic Manor this July 9-10 are team captain Rob Brydon, Jonathan Davies, Sir Gareth Edwards, Phil Glenister and Gethin Jones.

International rugby captain Greig Laidlaw and Olympic silver medal winning swimmer Michael Jamieson have been added to the Scotland team of skipper Rory Lawson, Max Evans, Thom Evans and Dougray Scott.

Following the withdrawal of Lee Mack who has new filming commitments, the England team is awaiting one more name to join Captain Mike Tindall, Anton du Beke, Peter Jones, Ben Shephard and Denise Van Outen.

The Irish team has swelled to eight with actor Laurence Kinlan, Lions rugby legend Shane Byrne and former Liverpool star Ronnie Whelan joining team captain Keith Duffy, Brian McFadden, Brian Ormond, Brendan O'Carroll and Danny O'Carroll.

Team Ireland has been given an extra couple of players or “SuperSubs” at this year’s Celebrity Cup presented by Bulmers to boost their chances of climbing off the foot of the table for the first time.   With a reputation for being the first to the bar and the last to bed, the opportunity to rest two players 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. For information and tickets please visit the website.

Teams
England : Mike Tindall (captain), Anton du Beke, Peter Jones, Ben Shephard, Denise Van Outen
I reland : Keith Duffy (captain), Shane Byrne, Laurence Kinlan, Brian McFadden, Brendan O’Carroll, Danny O'Carroll, Brian Ormond, Ronnie Whelan
Scotland : Rory Lawson (captain), Max Evans, Thom Evans, Michael Jamieson, Greig Laidlaw, Dougray Scott
Wales : Rob Brydon (captain), Jonathan Davies, Sir Gareth Edwards, Phil Glenister, Ioan Gruffudd, Gethin Jones


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Paul Williams
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Paul joined the Celtic Manor Resort in 2007 having previously worked in newspaper journalism, most recently as assistant sports editor at the Western Mail in Cardiff. Responsible for all aspects of media liaison at the resort, he wishes he had more time to improve his golf handicap of 14 and polish his excruciating puns on Twitter.

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