Mark Cueto only retired from Sale Sharks last week, but that hasn’t stopped him from having a hands-on approach to the impending Rugby World Cup.
The former England international and Emirates ambassador will be hiding a flag in Manchester tomorrow, while sharing clues on social media for fans to follow.
The purpose is to find official flag bearers, aged 14-16 years old, to lead teams out when the tournament comes to Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, as well as the final at Twickenham.
The ‘Find a Flag’ competition takes place in the city tomorrow, from 9am-9pm, and hopefuls must upload a ‘flag selfie’, to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using #EmiratesFlag.
Speaking to MM, Cueto said: “It’s a fantastic competition that Emirates have put together. I’ve played in a couple of World Cups and I know what it’s like on a match day walking out.
“It is going to be an exciting experience for all the kids to get involved in and it’s also great for Manchester as we’ve got an England game up here as well.
“Although it’s a massively dominated football city, there is still a huge interest in rugby and there are hundreds of amateur clubs around Manchester so it will be fantastic for the city.”
England face Uruguay at The Etihad on October 10, while the final takes place at the home of rugby on October 31.
Visit Emirates Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to follow the #EmiratesFlag.
Main image courtesy of Emirates, with thanks.