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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The School of Hard Knocks - Episode 6

The School of Hard Knocks - Episode 6

The School of Hard Knocks is nearing its conclusion as the group of troubled youths from North Wales go about finding their way around the rugby pitch, and everything that goes with it.

In this episode the boys get to go on an awesome assault course which proves a great experience for all, despite one player clearly having a bad hangover.

Theyre then let down as a group though as drinking before training takes its toll, resulting in an arduous fitness session, and punishment for one of the culprits.

One of the more unpopular characters, Ben, returns after his injury and joins the side as theyre taken to play a training match against a Liverpool university side.

Its the boys first match as a unit and taking all into account, they perform admirably, even if they did require the services of one of two former Lions players.

This is the second last episode before the big final, which features the climax of their season. Well get that full episode up for you shortly.

Time: 12:21

Posted by Rugbydump at 10:39 am | View Comments (25)

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Jeff June 10, 2009 9:28 am

Chav scum are chav scum for life... stick them all on a prison island and be done with it. Particularly since it was my beer... (joke, about the beer, not the island).

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Keith June 10, 2009 9:32 am

no surprise the uni team won.
great vid RD

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Anonymous June 10, 2009 9:57 am

how do i get it to full screen?

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Scotsdale June 10, 2009 11:19 am

Looks like Greenwood snuck on there too! lol

Beer before a game or training is not advisable. Been there, done that.. puked on the t-shirt.

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dr June 10, 2009 12:09 pm

Thats a little harsh from Jeff there...its people with attitudes like that which make sure that "chav scum" as you so eloquently put it, so often struggle to find there way in life. Does that mean that they shouldnt be helped and dont deserve help just because of their background and breeding? You want to stick them all together on an island and be done with it? Ive heard that kinda talk before, you my friend are a Nazi!

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Anonymous June 10, 2009 1:23 pm

number 11 for the univirsity team ran through the whole team haha

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MadMax June 10, 2009 2:38 pm

Ive been on that high ropes course! Its ace!

Well played to the lads for keeping the scoreboard respectable.

I remember my colleges first game where we lost by 30-40 points.

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Anonymous June 10, 2009 3:21 pm

agree with dr. These guys are people to and they are only like this because of their back round. To treat them like waste and stick them on an island is unacceptable.

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FLYHALF10 June 10, 2009 3:42 pm

Does anyone know the opening theme song?

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Anonymous June 10, 2009 3:51 pm

im with flyhaf wats that tune??

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Matt June 10, 2009 7:32 pm

Fair play a good performance. Glad they kept their discipline and didnt start any fights:)!
And some people cant help the way they are, its not 100% dependant on their background but it doesent help if you grow up in a bad area.

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Jeff June 10, 2009 7:46 pm

Anyone who's lived around these scumbags (i.e. anyone who's British) would never make excuses for them... they're a product of their own choices in life. Removing personal responsibility from people is one of British society's key problems. Remember that the next time you come across one of them pissed up with a knife...

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dr June 10, 2009 10:42 pm

Jeff... I live in a town called Greenock and anyone from Scotland will prob know it has one of the highest percentage of crime, drug and murder rates in Scotland. You cant move in this town for the scum and you are right to a point, and I understand what u are getting at but ultimately ur attitude is pathetic and just wrong.
I have alot of personal experience with them, I was bottled by one in a nightclub last month after he licked my bros gfs neck and I told him where to go. But I also know alot more perfectly nice, decent and hardworking "chavs" who have found there way in life without any assistance for the government or the bank of mummy and daddy!
Jeff..I dont like to pre-judge people but you sound like a pompous prick. Get a grip and a reality check.

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Jeff June 11, 2009 1:17 am


Let's be clear - there's a world of difference between a normal working class person and a chav. As you've put it, a "hardworking/nice/decent chav" is an oxymoron. Chavs, by definition, are not hardworking - why work when you can knock up some girl at 15 and spend the rest of your adult life bleeding benefits off the state. The old British working class has been split into a working/middle class and a new rapdily expanding underclass for which the normal rules of civilised society don't apply.

Clearly, a hard-line approach is not the way to go as the alternative is working wonders in Greenock. Maybe the scumbag who decided it's okay to harass your brother's girlfriend and bottle you (a euphemism for tearing up your flesh with glass) has been punished with two months of rugby training with a couple of internationals and if you're happy with that, good luck to you but don't expect Greenock to become a nicer place to live anytime soon...

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Welshman June 11, 2009 1:28 am

Does anyone know the theme song?

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Ben Kirby June 11, 2009 9:57 am

Can we stop talking about so called "Chavs"?

Last time i looked this is a site about rugby so can we keep it that way?

It was good to see them communicating after that try. The prop calling callum over to prevent the overlap. Callum just wasnt listening but he didnt shout at him which is what you want in a team.

Scott Quinell is a monster. Very first thing he does is smash the receiver.

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Joey June 11, 2009 11:03 am

Jeez the fancy words coming out of Jeff and Doctor a uephamism well la de da

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Jeff June 11, 2009 2:21 pm

i love chavs!

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dr June 11, 2009 4:46 pm

i love jeff

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dr June 11, 2009 4:55 pm


I actually agree with most of what ur saying about chavs, we call them neds (which I believe stands fro No Educated Delinquents), its just the way u said it that got to me.
Anyway, as this programme showed i believe, most of the boys were no different to you and me. Very few acted up but a few were "deliquent arseholes" and Im not certain how long lasting the discipline of rugby training would last on them tbh. A follow up show might be interesting.

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Denzil Mykins June 11, 2009 8:55 pm

You've got to hand it to these young men, they are really giving it a good go. I, for one, admire that.

If a few of them can change from this experience, it will be well worth it.

You can see it in their eyes after that game how much they felt that "rugby" feeling. It was good to see.

Welcome to the rugby club, guys. Keep it up, despite people on this board constantly knocking you down. You get enough of that every day.

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The Schpoople Master June 19, 2009 12:14 pm

Joey said 'Jeez the fancy words coming out of Jeff and Doctor a uephamism well la de da'. Its called education mate, you should try it sometime.
A good start really, considering they have only played together for six one hour training sessions. Will be interesting to see what happens next week, but it seems like a tough ask. Well unless Quinnel gets stuck in again!

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Anonymous June 30, 2009 9:30 am

when are you putting up the final episode?

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Anonymous August 14, 2009 12:53 pm

hey guy this is airbourne from the series thanx for some of the comments others im not to chuffed about and i for one am not a chav i like wearing jeans rock music and i stay out of trouble with the law

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sexualchocolate October 12, 2009 3:17 am

yeh boyz the song is called people like me by danz lambert.. i believe it hasnt been released yet because of issues with the network that put the show to air

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