Rugby World Cup Black-Tie Dinner

Unique and open private audience evening, with Mike Tindall MBE and Paul Wallace, that will include –

  • Drinks Reception
  • 3-course dinner and wine
  • Q&A with the panel and private audience

The format is designed to engage the audience with fresh and current rugby-related topics, causing a healthy debate amongst the panel and guests as there will be an open Q&A session.

Date: Thursday 26th September 2019

Venue: Holiday Inn London-Gatwick Airport

Panel: Mike Tindall MBE (ex-England test rugby International) and Paul Wallace (ex-Ireland and ex-British & Irish Lions test rugby International)

Compère: Hosted by New Zealand comedy actor and MC, Mike Sengelow who will facilitate a lively discussion between these two rugby legends and invite questions from, you and your guest, in the audience

Timings: 19:30hrs to 01.00hrs

Table of 10: £675 plus VAT

Individual places: £75 plus VAT

To book: Please contact Jeremy Ramsden at or call +44 (0) 7930 575 332

**Limited availability; first come, first served**

This function will take place hours after England kick off its Rugby World Cup campaign, against USA in Kobe, at the Noevir Stadium Kobe (Misaki Park Stadium), Japan.

Paul Wallace

Paul is a former Irish Rugby player, widely acknowledged as world class by commentators, fans and his fellow players alike. Paul has a unique profile, not just in Ireland, but in the UK and across the international rugby scene – having been ranked top player in the world in his position, he is now a well-respected commentator across National and International Television, Radio and print.

Mike Tindall MBE

Mike is a renowned retired international Rugby Union player, with caps for England, Barbarians, Bath RFC and Gloucester RFC. Not being one to shy away from a challenge, in 2015 Mike became a finalist on both The Jump and Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.  Mike continues to hold an active role in domestic and international sport in a number of ways through punditry on a range of TV and radio outlets including talkSPORT, BBC Radio 5Live, BT Sport and BeIN Sports. Away from the sports field, Mike is actively involved in raising money for The Cure Parkinsons Trust, Matt Hampson Foundation, Right to Play and Rugby for Heroes.

**Paul Wallace and Mike Tindall are the confirmed speakers and Abbotts Group have put everything in place to ensure they will be in attendance. However, for any chain of events, out of our control, Abbotts Group are not responsible for the no-show of Paul Wallace and/or Mike Tindall on Thursday 26th September 2019**