Saturday, April 09, 2011
The long awaited final to this years School of Hard Knocks is now ready as Scott Quinnell, Will Greenwood, and the rest of the team face the final hurdle in their life changing program with a group of unemployed youths from Croydon.
Over the weeks we've watched on as the guys have made great strides both on and off the rugby field. In many ways the changes made off the field have been the ultimate goal of the show. Most of them hadn't played rugby before though so to see them embrace the sport and allow themselves to learn from the values and lessons it brings, has been fascinating to watch.
In this final episode, emotions run high as job opportunities are handed to the guys. A bit of training, guidance, and motivation is needed though, and will no doubt change their lives going forward.
On the rugby side of things, the passion shown in this episode by Scott Quinnell in particular is really good to see. The personal interest that the mentors have invested in the guys also makes it an emotional finale to a fantastic series.
Big thanks to Sky Sports for producing it, Chris Chudleigh and Rugby Performance for doing their bit, and to everyone else involved in making a change. Onwards and upwards.
Note: If you're in Germany, here's another way for you to watch it - SOHK final
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