Wednesday, 9 September 2015

England v Ireland Rugby with Samsung

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One thing you won't have seen on my blog before is sport. Not since high school hockey have I played anything with a decent commitment.

Now coming from Warrington, I should be a little clued up on my Rugby, which was just as well as on Saturday I headed to watch watch England v Ireland at Twickenham with Samsung.

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However I was doing things a little more fancy than just watching the game from the stands.

As Samsung is the RFU’s Official Consumer Electronics & Smartphone Partner (e.g they provide the large screens and other tech) they were hosting a pre game lunch in their executive box with Jason Robinson- rugby legend.

The views of the pitch from the box are outstanding- the photo really doesn't do it justice. Plus it's nice to have space to roam around in.

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Oh and a bar. A well stocked bar.

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Before lunch I also got to play around with Samsung Virtual Reality head set, the Gear VR.

It's really quite strange as you really do feel like you are somewhere else. In this case in the middle of a rugby pitch. I got totally disorientated and ended up hitting a chair. Classic.

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After schmoozing (and making use of the bar of course) it was time for lunch.

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First though, Samsung had just debuted their new adverts featuring Jack Whitehall called the Samsung School of Rugby. I've put the video below as they are actually really funny. There are 4 in total but this one is my favourite. 



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After the little comedy show, it was down to the good stuff, the food. 

I was never in any doubt the food was going to be good here, and it was. Smoked salmon is fast becoming a favourite of mine,

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The main though was a good hearty piece of lamb which I think is rather appropriate for a rugby game. You need a solid cut of meat for watching sport.

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Finally we had cheese and crackers (which is one of my other great loves) and to round it off a creamy chocolate mousse. Oh it was delightful. 

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After lunch, Jason gave us his thoughts on how the game was going to go. In short he said England should win. Positive thinking and all.

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Then before we knew it, it was time for the main event. 

England v Ireland. 

Outside the box are seats for the match. As you can, we had a pretty good central view. 

Rugby is actually a sport I can watch. It's action pact, and always something to keep you on your toes, unlike football where there sometimes can be a lot of passing and not much else.

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With a box, you aren't limited to your seat, and if you wish to pop back in for a drink, then that's ok.

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You can even watch it through the glass.

Within 14 minutes we were up, and soon were rising in points. Ireland made some good comebacks which got tense, but in the end we won with an amazing score of 21-13! Come on England!

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After the game the celebrations started, and a few bottles were opened. Oh and more food arrived. 

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It would be wrong not to have a meat pie at a rugby game. Although this has to be the cutest I've ever seen!

Make sure you support England in the Rugby World Cup, after that game, I think we have a good chance this year.

http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/

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  1. This sounds like a nice opportunity and the food definitely looks delicious :)

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