British & Irish Lions

Johnson sparks a run on tickets

PUBLISHED : Monday, 09 May, 2005, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 09 May, 2005, 12:00am

Local rugby fans who still haven't bought their ticket for Martin Johnson's testimonial black-tie dinner at the Grand Hyatt on June 8 better hurry after organisers revealed yesterday that only a few tables were left. England's World Cup-winning skipper and ex-British and Irish Lions captain Johnson will be joined by former Wallaby skipper John Eales for what is expected to be an unforgettable evening hosted by former England and Lions hooker Peter Wheeler.

Johnson, who played 84 times for England and also went on three Lions' tours (1993 to New Zealand, 1997 to South Africa and 2001 to Australia), will talk about his career highlights and also speak about the chances of the 2005 Lions in New Zealand.

Tickets cost $12,000 a table or $1,000 per place. For bookings call 2973-0185 or e-mail: Proceeds from the Martin Johnson testimonial will go to charity.