England Assistant Coach Steve Borthwick put players at Gordon’s through their paces when he turned up at the school in West End, Woking for a practice session.
The England forwards coach took the U14 year olds through a range of exercises to improve their decision making at the breakdown as well as identifying space; problem solving and awareness.
Players were encouraged to think about their actions and how to communicate them more effectively.
The top tips from Steve, who represented England for nine years, two of which he captained the side, proved just what the team needed. The following day, they took on Royal Alexandra and Albert School winning 17-5.
Chris Davies, head of rugby at Gordon’s commented: “It was an honour for the students to experience a coach of his quality, who is also an absolute legend of the game. We are grateful to him for giving up his time, particularly as this is the period when England are preparing for the six nations.”