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Sunday, May 06, 2012

School of Hard Knocks 2012 - Episode 1

The extremely popular School of Hard Knocks is back in 2012, as Will Greenwood and Scott Quinnell mentor a group of troubled youths from London, teaching them life lessons and preparing them for employment, using rugby as the vehicle for change.

The series has been popular when posted on here in the past, and this year we've been inundated with requests from various parts of the globe, so now that it's finished on TV in the UK, we're sharing it on here, hopefully not stepping on toes but rather spreading the positive message that comes with a highly entertaining and insightful show.

In years gone by the groups have been in North Wales, Croyden, and East London, and now this year they're in the area of Tottenham, where the infamous London riots took place not too long ago.

You can view previous seasons in our archived School of Hard Knocks section, and we'll be bringing the rest of this year's series to you soon, as there are four episodes of 45 minutes this time around, rather than six of thirty.

There was a recap show that was aired before episode one, but we weren't able to get that. The good news is that quite a number of the guys that were on previous shows have now got fulltime employment and have turned their lives around significantly.

Thanks to Chris Chudleigh and Ken Cowan for the brilliant work they've done over the years, and Sky Sports for putting together a great production. Please provide feedback if you enjoy it, and we'll make sure we get the next episodes up for you over the course of the next two weeks.

Credit: Sky Sports

Posted by Rugbydump at 2:11 pm | View Comments (9)

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OJHolden May 07, 2012 6:34 pm

When are you going to put the others up?

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AThorsen May 07, 2012 8:10 pm

I am excited for the next episode, love this show.

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Guy May 07, 2012 9:12 pm

Won't be able to watch it before the weekend. Allready know it is going to be good, as were the other seasons and episodes.

I guess we can conclude from what RD wrote above, that SOHK is working very well for some of the people that take part in the program. For that reason alone I really hope we don't get too many comments like 'this sort of people don't deserve to be in the presence of rugby greatness like that' sort of commentary.

RD: in advance thanks very much for uploading the new show. I guess the people that are still close to the core values of out sport will enjoy it immensely.

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spudboybach May 07, 2012 9:42 pm

Thanks Rugbydump, really appreciate you guys putting this up! #SOHK

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guest May 08, 2012 1:46 am

that was cracking. you get some really good types from some shitty places, just need to give them a chance. that bruno looks like a monster, hope he's following through with it.

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guest May 08, 2012 9:38 am

Please continue posting these as the series continues for all those who don't have sky sports! Love SOHK.

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Tom May 08, 2012 2:28 pm

Saw a bit of this last year, great programme. Thanks for putting it up here.

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nhunter May 09, 2012 3:39 pm

Hi guys - many thanks for putting this up. It helps so many people convince those not knowledgeable of rugby how important it is to change people's lives. Access to these types of programs helps people as well. RD has done something special here.

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