Rugby match to take place in memory of Wigan dad who died on New Year's Day

A rugby match will take place this weekend in memory of a Wigan dad who died on New Year's Day.

By Amos Wynn
Friday, 28th January 2022, 3:14 pm
Tributes to Gaz Roper
Tributes to Gaz Roper

Gaz Roper, 35, was involved in a fatal hit and run incident in the Bamfurlong area.

On Saturday 29, a match will take place in his honour, between St Judes U13s Golds team and Wigan Rugby Union, with Gaz’s son Oscar playing for the former.

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It is hoped the cross-code game will help to raise some money for his family, with music and a raffle also taking place.

Things get underway at 11am at Parsons Meadow.

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