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Rugby ace Jason Leonard tackles trek for charity

20 APRIL 2010

He is England's most capped rugby union player and even has a world cup medal to his name. But legendary prop Jason Leonard has just faced the toughest opponent of his life – The Hadrian's Wall walk in the North of England.

Jason told HELLO! magazine: "It was absolutely exhausting and much harder than I thought it would be. With all the wrong turns we must have walked around 100 miles. It was all the steep gradients and the blizzard-like conditions that made it so difficult."

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The 41-year-old and five of his friends raised £30,000 for the Wooden Spoon charity during the four-day walk last month.

Jason, who has 114 caps and was part of England’s 2003 World Cup winning team, adds: "But with the amount of money we earned it was well worthwhile and we had good fun en route."

The money raised will help improve the lives of mentally, physically and socially disadvantaged children in the UK and Ireland.

Read more in this week's HELLO! magazine, on sale now.

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