A TOP former rugby international will speak in Colchester to support two local causes.

Geordan Murphy, an Irish and British & Irish Lions full back, will be guest speaker at Colchester Rugby Club, in Mill Road, on Wednesday, November 12.

Murphy, who retired last year to become a coach at Leicester Tigers after making more than 300 appearances for the club, will support Colchester Samaritans and Action for Family Carers - Young Adult Carers.

The latter was chosen by the event’s other organiser, the Rotary Club of Colchester.

Tickets, priced £45, include a raffle and a three course dinner. For tickets, call Peter Martin on 01206 381867.