23 May 13
Harlequins confirmed today (23rd May) that Chris Brooker is leaving the club to join Worcester Warriors.
With the south being led by Surrey's popular Caesar the Lion and the north being captained by Middlesex's Pinky the Panther, the cricketing critters will take a wide range of mascot talent onto the field with them.
Representatives from the Barclays Premiership, npower Championship and Aviva Premiership will line up alongside Caesar and Pinky as the Kia Oval attempts to replicate the entertaining carnage of the traditional cricketing Mascot Derby on FLt20 Finals Day in a relay style race.
The full teams for the inaugural London Mascot Derby are:
Team South London
Caesar the Lion - Surrey County Cricket Club
Billy the Badger - Fulham FC
Stamfordthe Lion - Chelsea FC
Charley Bear - Harlequins RFC
Zampa the Lion - Millwall FC
Team North London
Pinky the Panther - Middlesex County Cricket Club
The Gunnersaurus - Arsenal FC
Chirpy the Cockerel - Tottenham Hotspur FC
Sting - London Wasps RFC
Theo the Wyvern - Leyton Orient FC
The game is due to start at 6.30pm and the Mascot Derby is likely to get underway around 8pm. With over 10,000 tickets already sold for the game, there will be a superb atmosphere inside Surrey's historic Kennington ground.
Tickets for the match cost £20 in advance with U16s just £7.50. They can be pre-bought from kiaoval.com or by calling 0844 8479866. Tickets on the gate cost £25 with U16s still just £7.50.