Jonty Chappell has promised to raise funds for rugby charity Wooden Spoon by cashing in on his family's distinctive 32-year-old car number plate and the glory of England's World Cup rugby triumph.
The RFU 1 plate was bought by Chappell's rugby-loving father, Don, in 1972. Jonty has promised to donate at least 10 per cent of the sale price - expected to be up to £100,000 - to the charity, which helps disadvantaged and disabled children. Its chief executive, Geoff Morris, appreciated the gesture. "As it bears the initials of the Rugby Football Union, this must be one of the most sought-after number plates in British sport," he said. "We look forward to seeing who comes out on top in the ruck to buy it." Enquiries should be directed to the charity's offices on 01763 208959.