A group of Hammers U9s helped Lawrence Dallaglio to promote the new five-a-side format “Rugby X” which will take place at the O2 Arena in October this year. The BBC Breakfast Show ran a news item about the event and Dallaglio asked Matt Wilkinson, the U9s coach , to bring some of his young players along to represent the club’s Youth Section.
The segment was broadcast on Wednesday 4th September.
The inaugural ‘Rugby X’ tournament will feature a host of Olympic medallists after England, Ireland, USA and France all signed up for the international five-a-side event at London’s 02 Arena. The five-a-side format is described as “fast and furious”, while retaining rugby’s “core principles”.