Swansea University Rugby squad are planning to row over 3000km today to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research.

The squad are currently undergoing a rigorous training schedule in preparation for the Varsity match against their Cardiff rivals in the Millennium Stadium on the 2nd of May.

A spokesperson for the squad said: “We’re training at least once, normally twice a day in preparation for the big rugby match.

“We spend a lot of time together and wanted to do some work for charity during our training. We’re working hard as a squad under the leadership of our volunteer coaches.”

One of the squad’s former coaches, Danny Cunningham, was recently diagnosed with a rare type of bone cancer, and he and his fiancée have had to move home from Australia where they had emigrated in order to have treatment.

“He is a really young, super fit, inspirational guy and we as a squad wanted to raise money for cancer research in tribute to Dan,” said the spokesperson.

The squad plan to row over 3000km in one day, beginning at 9am at the Tesco in the Marina and hoping to be finished within 12 hours.