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Rugby heroes take bronze in tan battle

Apr 27 2009 by Amy Willis, South Wales Echo

WELSH rugby players Andy Powell and Mike Phillips stripped off to get spray tans in Cardiff as part of a skin cancer awareness campaign.

The sporting stars, who are preparing for the Lions 2009 tour to South Africa, took time out of their training programme to get sprayed in the Tiger Tiger bar in Greyfriars Road, to raise awareness of Safe Tan Summer.


Cardiff Blues player Powell, 27, said he was keen to take part in the event. adding: “At the end of the day it is a bit of fun and it makes good banter.

“It’s better than using sun beds because of skin cancer.”

Ospreys scrum-half Phillips, 26, added: “It’s something I have not really done before but it is obviously for a great cause. It is important that they have an awareness about the sun and how dangerous it can be.”

The event was organised by mother-of-two Fiona Lloyd-Morgan, whose 13-year-old son Joshua had a suspicious-looking mole removed a couple of years ago.

Fiona said she hoped the event would raise money for the British Skin Foundation.

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