Sportsman's Dinner - John Bentley
Lester11 (IP Logged)
10 July, 2009 10:09
Hartlepool RFC presents . . .

An evening with John Bentley

Friday 28th August 7.30pm

Mayfield Park, Easington Road, Hartlepool TS24 9BA

Chaired by top north-east comedian, Mark Rough

Tickets 20 pp including pie & peas supper

Tables of 10 available at 200

To raise funds for Hartlepool RFC U16/17 tour to Cork.

John Bentley was born on 5 Sept 1966 and has represented at both rugby league and rugby union. Aged just 21 in 1988 he played his first International for England against Ireland Ireland in 1988 aged 21 and played on the summer tour against Australia.

He then turned his back on union which was then an amateur-only game, and played professional rugby league. He played for Great Britain at league.

When union turned professional in 1996 he signed to union side Newcastle Falcons. He was then selected on the 1997 lions tour, where he played in the second test against James Small. Famously Small refused to shake Bentley's hand after the game accusing him of gouging him during the game.

After the tour he played 2 more times for England at union before returning to league.
He currently plays for Cleckheaton RFC and is involved with Leeds Carnegie community rugby programme and match day entertainment.

John Bentley is a tremendous speaker, extremely funny and great entertainment, book John and enjoy a fun and successful night.

Contact Liam Lester on 07800989246 or at to book your place. Or alternatively contact Hartlepool RFC on (01429) 266445.

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