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 3 - SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2020

 

Rugby Fit! – Get up and active – Lower body strength and power

A professional strength and power 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 3 - SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2020

 

Grassroots – club perspective

Grassroots clubs are the lifeblood of rugby and a force for good in the local community. Gain an insight from amateur clubs across the country on what they are doing to grow and thrive, become sustainable, more inclusive and build the game in their communities.

 

In this session – Sean Phelan, Matt Webb, Keir Waller, Susannah Funnell, Hailey Dundavan

11:00-11:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 3 - SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2020

 

The key to success! Wigan, Wasps, Wales and where – with LooseHeadz

Patron of the LooseHeadz Foundation Shaun Edwards will catch up with Lawrence on their time together in rugby. The past, the present and the future.

In this session – Lawrence Dallaglio OBE, Shaun Edwards OBE

12:00-12:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 3 - SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2020

 

Growth of the women’s game

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With women's rugby experiencing unprecedented growth and soaring in popularity, our panel of female rugby players tackle a variety of topics and discuss how this new age of the sport has enabled women to break a traditionally patriarchal stereotype.

 

In this session – Rachael Burford, Sarah Hunter MBE, Emma Wassell,

Rochelle Clark MBE

12:00-12:45

SECOND STAGE

DAY 3 - SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2020

Making sure grassroots games happen – Player recruitment

At the forefront of ensuring that more and more grassroots rugby matches take place is having a full team and more of players. This session will help teach grassroots Rugby clubs all over the country, how to find those extra players to make games happen.

 

 

In this session -Sean Phelan, Robert Holmes, Stephen Leach, Lucy Mayhew   

13:00-13:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 3 - SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2020

 

Lunchtime – cooking with the pros

At all levels of the game, a better approach to nutrition can improve performance on the pitch, but sometimes its 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.

14:00-14:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 3 - SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2020

 

Grassroots Rugby – a club and community effort

For grassroots clubs to survive and thrive, it is not just one person who takes responsibility: it’s an entire club and community effort. This determination is where the true spirit of grassroots rugby is found. Grassroots clubs are the lifeblood of rugby and a force for good in the local community, and for most, grassroots rugby is a core part of day-to-day life. How to we keep investment in the grassroots game?

In this session -Steve Grainger MBE
 

15:00-15:45

MAIN STAGE

DAY 3 - SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2020

 

Skills: Forwards – being the best you can be

As every forward will tell you (and every back will disagree) forwards do all the hard work, to allow the backs to look good. 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 – Maggie Alphonsi MBE, Tommy Taylor, Matt Symons, Rochelle Clark MBE, Alastair Eykyn

16:00-16:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 3 - SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2020

 

The Ruck podcast live

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The Ruck podcast is produced by The Times & The Sunday Times. The team will provide an insight and report on the current season, whilst discussing current and future big names and providing forthright analysis.

 

In this session – Lawrence Dallaglio OBE, Stephen Jones, Owen Slot, Alex Lowe, Stuart Barnes

17:00-17:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 3 - SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2020

 

7’s – the need for speed

Our 7’s panel will talk about this fast paced and fast-growing aspect of the sport, about the changes to the game, the postponement of the Olympics and the launch of RugbyX.

 

In this session – Rob Vickerman, Richard De Carpentier, Tom Mitchell,

Abbie Brown, Mike Friday

18:00-18:45

MAIN STAGE - LIVE SESSION WITH Q&A

DAY 3 - SUNDAY 28 JUNE 2020

 

The BIG Interview - Chris Robshaw

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The former England captain Chris Robshaw will tell Ugo Monye and us first-hand about his plans on leaving Harlequins and how he is looking forward to his next chapter in the sport.

 

In this session – Ugo Monye, Chris Robshaw

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