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Rugby World Cup 2015: Player reveals the art of the scrum

Watch Ealing Trailfinders hooker Matt Thompson talk you through a key component of the game as World Cup fever sweeps the nation

The 2015 Rugby World Cup is in full swing up and down the country and England got off to a flier last week by beating Fiji in the opening game at Twickenham.

Thousands of new supporters are flocking to get their first taste of the sport and this weekend’s clash between the English and the Welsh is sure to be one of the highlights of the tournament.

Many people can be put off by the stop-start nature of rugby but once you’ve got a firm grasp of the techniques and tactics behind the action it becomes clear that there’s more to the game than you would first imagine.

We’ve enlisted the help of Ealing Trailfinders hooker Matt Thompson to help shed some light on one of the game’s key components, so take a look at our video and discover the art of the scrum with insight from a professional player.

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