Video: London Irish take on take on ‘vending machine’ scrum

Video: The London Irish squad trial a unique new training reward masterminded by the club's new sport nutrition supplier

By Sam Rogers

A number of London Irish’s squad have trialled a unique new training reward masterminded by the club’s new sport nutrition supplier, Belgian company Etixx.

With the season-opening London Double Header just days away Leo Halavatau, Matt Parr, Luke Narraway, Geoff Cross and Conor Gilsenan took on the ‘scrum shop’, the world’s first vending machine that accepts payments in power.

In connection with their three year deal with the club, Etixx have created a vending machine with a scrum machine attached which measures the power at which they impact the pads, with nutrition bars being dispensed if they top the meter.

Fans will be able to take on the scrum shop located in the Twickenham Stoop car park during the double header, as well as at the Madejski Stadium, home of the Exiles, during their home matches this season.

National Sales manager at Etixx, Claire Rive was delighted to announce the partnership with the Reading based club and is interested to see what reaction the scrum shop will get during the season.

“Like London Irish, we’re dedicated to delivering great performance, so we’re really looking forward to working closely with the club over the next three seasons,” Rive said.

“Our extensive experience, research and development show that we know exactly what today’s athletes need to supplement their training and aid recovery.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to challenge the strength and skill of London Irish than with the ‘Scrum Shop’ – and we can’t wait to see fans having a go at Twickenham this weekend.”

London Irish take on Harlequins in the season-opening double header.


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