Rhino has for some time been a supporter of the efforts of Chris Chudleigh, who first conceived of the School of Hard Knocks TV programme, in his pioneering efforts to take rugby into new geographic and demographic areas. We were quick to sponsor Chris's new concept – 'Cage Rugby' – which can be set up quickly in urban areas and used to introduce kids off the street to the game. The format is also useful as a kind of rugby version of soccer's Futsal in its encouragement of close quarter skills and in particular in keeping the ball alive in contact situations.
In December Chris staged his latest demo event at Newport Gwent Dragons Junior Academy. Cage Rugby is becoming seen by such entities as an extremely useful talent identification and development tool.
The next event follows this month in Pill in Newport. Keep up the good work Chris.
Newport Gwent Academy players and coaches are introduced to Cage Rugby - equipped and sponsored by Rhino.