Ireland ease to big win over Romania

Scotland beat USA for second RWC win

Warren Gatland confused by rule break

All RWC Highlights from opening round

Drill: Fji's Favourite Warmup Game

Highlights from Japan's famous win

Tuilagi brothers cause chaos vs USA

Sensational Stepper Nehe Milner-Skudder

Touching Haka from Under 20's

Friday, January 31, 2014

School of Hard Knocks 2013 - Episode 4, The Finale

We've dragged things out a bit but today you can watch the final episode of the 2013 School of Hard Knocks, which follows a group of youngsters from Glasgow in their quest for self-improvement, a better understanding of the game of rugby, and employment.

It was another brilliant series, perhaps one of the best and another great example of how the values shared and lessons learned in rugby can be applied to everyday life.

"Rugby's a lot like life - you've got to keep going forward, going through it, standing your ground and fighting for things," said one of the newcomers to the sport in the intro.

In this, the finale, the boys come together after eight weeks of hard work and preparation for their final match. Perhaps more importantly, they also go to the jobs fair where they set out to impress and ultimately find new employment.

Scott Quinnell, Will Greenwood and coach Chris Chudleigh are at their inspirational best, providing us with another emotional episode, while Scotland lock Ali Kellock is never too far away.

If you enjoyed the series please share with your friends, and also let us know below. Once again, it's not only a great rugby show, but one of the better pieces of reality TV out there (view Related Posts for previous episodes). All credit to Sky Sports who produced and put together the show.

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Posted by Rugbydump at 2:11 pm | View Comments (4)

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Tavish January 31, 2014 5:22 pm

Great finale!

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JustinM February 04, 2014 7:11 am

Another great season of SOHK, thanks for posting RD.

Will, Scott and Chudders deserve deserve massive credit for all they put into the series. If more people could be exposed to great mentors like these, we'd be an infinitely more productive society.

Good on you boys.

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Slabbs Rodgers February 07, 2014 3:53 pm

Brilliant, absolutely Brilliant
Will Scott and Chudders you are inspirational men. You inspire and encourage confidence in men that would otherwise have no avenue of hope. More power to you!

I have watched I think three series now and it is awesome the changes you make in the lives of these blokes. whilst you do not get 100% of them into jobs, you develop their confident to a point that their lives are changed forever!

If you can inspire a bunch of Glasgow blokes, who have probably never seen a rugby ball, to work together as a team and bond together in such a manner that clearly changes their lives for the better this concept must be rolled out to the rest of the world!

I would like to know if I can do anything in order to the francise coming to Australia?

Im sure we have some former Wallabies in Australia that would love to be involved in such a program. I betcha you could roll the same thing out in South Auckland and Porirua in Wellington, NZ that would benefit greatly from such a program.

Who do I speak to to get things rolling downunder?????

Kind Regards
Marty Rodgers

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sicknote February 07, 2014 7:32 pm

I have been injured for two years now. Watching rugby both pro and grassroots and coaching I'm reminded of what I'm missing out on. But watching this has made me miss it more than anything. Being part of a team, taking to the field with 14 other mates is one of the best feelings you can have. Great programme.

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