First Team

Forward pack scrums down with BBC

Front row BBCEaling Trailfinders’ forward pack had a busy morning on Wednesday; first came training and then additional scrum practice, albeit for the benefit of the BBC News cameras.

BBC News report Mike Bushell visited Vallis Way to film a report to explain the new scrum laws ahead of the start of the RSB Six Nations Championship on Saturday.

The live-wire reporter started off filming the difference between the old engagement sequence and the new and then had a go at hooker himself, all the while chatting away to the camera.

Twelve of the forward pack were involved – hookers Cody Blackhurst and Richard Townsend, props Camilo Parilli Ocampo, Jordan Saunders, Conor Carey, Tim Brockett and Ryan Storer, second rows Gavin Curry and Joe McVey and back rowers Ed Siggery, Jack Pattinson and Alex Bradley.

Later on he spoke to Storer and Townsend about life in the front row and how they have adapted to the new directives. Former Lions and England hooker Brian Moore was also on hand to add his experienced voice to the debate.

The report will be broadcast this Saturday (1 February) morning as part of the BBC Breakfast show on BBC One at 6.35, 7.35, 8.35 and 9.35.

Team with BBC

Ealing’s forwards showed the BBC’s Mike Bushell (sixth from left) how to scrummage