Cystic Fibrosis Trust vs. Lords & MPs at Twickenham

Had the chance to watch a cracking charity match at Twickenham last week between a team representing the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and the Commons and Lords RFC. The Cystic Fibrosis Trust team beat the Lords and MPs 17-7. The CF Trust team included Joshua Jones, a singer with Cystic Fibrosis (right in the photo below), and RFU Elite Rugby Director Rob Andrew was honorary captain of the MPs and Lords (left in photo).

Learn more about the Cystic Fibrosis Trust here; there’s also more about the match on the RFU site here.

Hard Knocks from the Sale Sharks

The Rugby Club programme on Sky Sports recently concluded a six part series that showed how rugby skills from the pitch helped a group of men in Liverpool become more employable. Sale Sharks ran the ‘School of Hard Knocks’ scheme in conjunction with Creative Training; at the end of the intensive 16 week programme, ten of the participants had found jobs (and the remaining five are still actively seeking employment). Participating in sport helped these men become more confident, motivated and enthusiastic. While many Premier Rugby programmes focus on schoolchildren, this programme is a great example of the good sport can do for adults as well. You can watch all six parts of the series on the Sky Sports website by clicking here.