PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

The Virtual Rugby Show has a fantastic range of phenomenal speakers from across the professional game. They will be talking about their own experiences, about coping with injury, maintaining fitness, nutrition and how to improve your skills as a player.

09:00-09:45

MAIN STAGE - 30-MINUTE BOOTCAMP SESSION

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

 

Rugby Fit! – Get up and active – Upper body HIIT and plyometric focus

A professional HIIT and plyometric bootcamp training session with Personal Trainer and Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach, Simon Webster, to take you through all you need to get fit for the season restart, or to just help get you to shake off that lockdown lull. Here’s a sneak peek into how the professionals train and prepare for the season ahead developed by SWFITLIFE

In this session – Simon Webster

10:00-10:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

 

Grassroots – Player perspective

An inside look from amateur players across the country about their views on the current state of grassroots rugby, what they love about the sport and how they stay in shape and prepare.

 

In this session – Sean Phelan, Millie Ross, James Clark, Paul Rose, Jo Marley 

10:00-10:45

SECOND STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

 

Jimmy G Kicking Academy

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For those aspiring to be the next golden boot or just looking to sharpen up you kicking, The Jimmy G Kicking Academy will provide you with the wisdom that helped secure three-time premiership golden boot, former Premiership player of the year and current Wasps legendary status for Jimmy Gopperth himself.
 

 

In this session - Jimmy Gopperth

 

11:00-11:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

 

Keynote – Bill Sweeney, CEO, RFU

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Rugby Football Union (RFU) CEO, Bill Sweeney, talks about his plans for England rugby and the future of the game.

 

In this session – Bill Sweeney, Nick Mullins

12:00-12:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

 

An audience with – Nigel Owens MBE

Global referee and rugby treasure, Nigel Owens MBE, talks to Nick Mullins about his love of the game, his favourite memories and how rugby has shaped his life.

 

In this session – Nigel Owens MBE, Nick Mullins

13:00-13:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

 

Lunchtime – cooking with the pros
Phil Vickery MBE

At all levels of the game, a better approach to nutrition can improve performance on the pitch, but sometimes it's just nice to indulge. Grab an apron, raid the fridge and pick up the ingredients for a cook a long, or just sit back and enjoy some culinary wizardry.

The lunch time sessions will help you to cook up a storm alongside a former rugby professional.

 

In this session – Phil Vickery MBE

14:00-14:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

 

Coaching session – with Rugby Coach Weekly

While everyone is in lockdown it’s hard to work as a team and plan for the future. This session will help all those coaches and team leaders gain proven and easy to use rugby drills, coaching sessions, practice plans, small-sided games, warm-ups, training tips and advice.

 

In this session – Dan Cottrell

14:00-14:45

SNAP EXPO BOOTH

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

The future of grassroots rugby – raising funds to pave the way for the stars of tomorrow

Grassroots rugby has contributed to the strong culture and record number of people playing rugby worldwide as the sport continues to grow and prosper across the globe, but how do we secure it for the next generation?

 

In this session - Sean Phelan, Mark Covington

15:00-15:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

 

Keeping your players strong in mind and body

Head of Strength and Conditioning, Paul “Bobby” Stridgeon has worked with England, Wales and the British & Irish Lions. Hear him explains how he knew when to put the thumb down on players and make them work hard and when to pull back and let them enjoy themselves.

 

In this session – Paul Stridgeon

16:00-16:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

 

Mental Health – with LooseHeadz #TackleTheStigma

Working in partnership with our good friends at LooseHeadz, this session talks about how the importance of mental health and how to make sure you are getting and giving that support to one another.

 

In this session – Shaun Edwards, Brad Shields, Sydney Gregson, Chris Heal, Mark Shotton, Rob Shotton, Dave Nicoll

 

17:00-17:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

 

Skills: Backs – being the best you can be

As every back will tell you (and every forward will disagree) backs pull the strings and make the magic happen. But how can you get the best out of you? This panel session will cover all things from skills, how to improve, and offer a Q&A from players with experience from across the world at the highest level.

In this session – Alastair Eykyn, Jimmy Gopperth, Amber Reed,

Malakai Fekitoa, Sarah McKenna

18:00-18:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

 

A Winning Culture - an interview with Sir Clive Woodward

How do you create an environment so good that everyone wants to be a part of it and nobody ever wants to leave? This is your chance to hear from and put your questions to our World Cup winning coach as he talks, strategy, teamwork and building a winning mentality.

 

In this session – Sir Clive Woodward OBE, Lawrence Dallaglio OBE

19:00-19:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 2 - SATURDAY 27 JUNE 2020

The Lion’s Roar – tour life, limelight and lessons learnt

 

Our panel of past and present Lion’s talk about their experiences, what it’s like to be part of the team, provide an insight in to tour life, and who they would put in the famous red shirt to start the first test against the world champions in 2021.

 

In this session – Martin Bayfield, Brian O’Driscoll, Sam Warburton OBE,

Martin Johnson CBE

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