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The day Scott Quinnell delivered the most unbelievable and emotional team talk ever given; Warning: This video contains some very strong language.

Byline: Matthew Southcombe

Former Wales juggernaut Scott Quinnell made a bit of a name for himself during last summer's British and Irish Lions tour, producing stirring rants minutes before kick off to get the fans up for it.

But what he also deserves recognition for is his brilliant work with the School of Hard Knocks programme that has become a hit on Sky Sports.

The show, featuring Quinnell and World Cup-winner Will Greenwood, promotes the SOHK charity that uses rugby to tackle issues surrounding unemployment, crime and health.

It takes individuals who have been gripped by a drug and crime culture and attempts to put them on the path towards a better life.

Most of them have never played rugby before but they embark on journey that lasts a number of weeks, giving Quinnell and Greenwood the challenge of bringing them together of the team and teaching them the sport.

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Whilst rugby is the drive, the end game is always a desire for the people involved to end up with a job.

After weeks of training, there is always a game against a local side at the end of it.

A clip from the 2015 game as recently resurfaced, showing Quinnell giving one of the most rousing team talks you're likely to see, almost moving some to tears.

Be warned, Scott gets a bit excited and swears a number of times. To make sure we keep the essence of his speech, we haven't bleeped them out, but if you're easily offended, best give it a miss.

It's emotional, passionate and everything we love about rugby.



Credit: Sky Sports

Former Wales No.8 Scott Quinnell giving a team talk on School of Hard Knocks

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Publication:Wales Online (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Dec 25, 2017
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