A HEREFORD rugby player who was due to play at Twickenham today in front of 82,000 people is helping to raise funds for the NHS following the cancellation of the match.

Chelsey Snead is part of the Army Women's Rugby Team which was due to play the navy in the Inter Service game, which was due to be part of the Twickenham showcase for the first ever time.

The game was due to be played following the men's Inter Service game in front of a packed Twickenham.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic the game has been cancelled in line with Government guidance.

Following the cancellation both teams came together to organise a challenge to raise money for the NHS Charities Together.

The fitness challenge involves both squads collectively completing 82,000 burpees, the equivalent of Twickenham Stadium's capacity.

Snead will be completing the challenge from her Hereford home along with 70 other players from across the country

The sides have set themselves a fundraising target of £10,000.

You can donate towards the fundraising effort HERE