Sale Sharks are pulling out all the stops ahead of Saturday’s Aviva Premiership “Big Game” against London Irish at the Reebok Stadium, and called on Olympic Gold medallist Darren Campbell to lead them in a last minute speed training session.
Campbell, who hails from Sale Racecourse Estate, has worked with many top sportspeople including Sharks’ Mark Cueto in recent years. In this video, James Gaskell, Neil Briggs and Will Addison are put through their paces by Campbell, whilst Charlie Hodgson looked on.
Premiership Rugby sponsor Aviva, who have also been supporting British athletes since 1999, arranged for Darren Campbell to give Sale Sharks a speed training session ahead of this weekend’s Big Game against London Irish. Aviva has sought to form closer ties between the two sports – and in December 2010, the Wasps players took part in a ‘job swap’ session with GB heptathlete Jess Ennis.
To find out more about this weekend’s “Big Game”, where Sale Sharks take on London Irish at the Reebok Stadium, visit avivapremiershiprugby.com