Rugby Union

Rugby Union Win Charity Hybrid Match

Rugby For Heroes have held their latest Battle of the Codes event in Gloucester.

Rugby Union have won the latest Rugby For Heroes Battle of the Codes hybrid match in Gloucester.

A 39-19 win over a Rugby League team was the fourth hybrid match that the charity have held.

Rob Cooke stole the show for the Union team as he scored a hat-trick of tries.

The series began in 2016 and since then, the League team had won two of the three matches to hold the bragging rights.

However, tries from Marco Mama and Rob Hawkins, along with Cooke's hat-trick, meant a comfortable victory for the Union team.

The aim of the day was to raise money for Rugby For Heroes, a charity that raises funds and awareness for military personnel transitioning to civilian life.

This year, there was also another charity in mind for the event, in support of former Leeds Rhinos player Rob Burrows, who is battling motor neurone disease.

Watch: Full replay of the 2021 Rugby For Heroes hybrid match.

Rugby for Heroes chairman Alan Lamb explained: "The day was all about Rugby For Heroes but also about Rob Burrows.

"We're trying to raise money for Rob and his family and, obviously, for our transition courses.

"The proceeds of today will go between those two charities."

It's expected that the next Battle of the Codes event will be held in the north of England next year.