The teams are almost complete for this year’s
Celebrity Cup presented by Bulmers with Hollywood star
and Scotland rugby captain
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.
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: Mike Tindall (captain), Anton du Beke, Peter
Jones, Ben Shephard, Denise Van Outen
: Keith Duffy (captain), Shane Byrne, Laurence
Kinlan, Brian McFadden, Brendan O’Carroll, Danny O'Carroll, Brian Ormond, Ronnie Whelan
: 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