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Former player turned Leamington solicitor to commentate on Rugby World Cup match

Leamington Editorial 19th Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A FORMER top rugby player turned Leamington solicitor will be providing an expert eye on the Rugby World Cup which kicked off on Friday (September 18).

Richard Moon, head of employment law at Blythe Liggins, will give a radio commentary on the Italy versus Canada match being played in Leeds on Saturday September 26.

Mr Moon, who also heads the firm’s sports law unit, played scrumhalf for England, the Barbarians and Harlequins and sat on the governing body of the RFU.

He also represented Cambridge University where he was paired in the Varsity Match with fly-half Rob Andrew, former England star and current director of operations for the RFU.

A rugby commentator for both BBC 5 Live Sports Extra and BBC CWR, his commentary for the official Rugby World Cup Radio will be going out on the Rugby World Cup App and website, in stadia on radios, on Tunein Radio and to some international radio stations who cannot attend the matches.

Mr Moon, whose brother Rupert played at scrum half for Wales, was instrumental in setting up both the Rugby Coaches Association with Sir Ian McGeechan, a former head coach of the British and Irish Lions, and the Rugby Union Players Association.

* The Japan rugby team – who will use Warwick School as their training base for the tournament – will be given a tour of Warwick Castle on September 25. The squad will be greeted by Warwick District Council chair Michael Doody.

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