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Newcastle Falcons greats of years gone by are turning out at Kingston Park (FRI 22nd APRIL) to raise money for Paul Van-Zandvliet and brain cancer research.
Former player Paul Van-Zandvliet, known as 'Tank', was a member of the Falcons' 1997-98 Premiership title-winning side - but has now being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour.
'Tankie's Battle' will see a Falcons Legends team taking on a North East Select XV.
It'll feature Dean Ryan, Gary Armstrong, Garath Archer, Pat Lam, Jim Naylor, Stuart Legg and Steve O'Neill.
Tank himself is also aiming to play some part in the proceedings alongside his son, Leon.
- Micky Ward
- Dave Walder
- Jason Oakes
- Carlo del Fava
- Michael Stephenson
- Jimmy Cartmell
- Mike Wood
- Andy Perry
- Billy Balshen
- Phil Godman
- Stuart Grimes
Funds raised on the night will go to a trust fund set up for Van-Zandvliet's daughter, Hope Elle.
Money will also be donated to both the RVI and Freeman Hospitals, plus Restart Rugby, the official charity of the Rugby Players' Association.
Find out more about the match here
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The Falcons face the Premiership champions at Kingston Park on Sunday.