Greene King is searching for the ultimate armchair rugby coach, and has enlisted the help of a few England and Scotland international players.
England team-mates Elliot Daly and George Kruis, and Scotland’s Sean Maitland (pictured), are inviting one ultimate fan to grill them on tactics and decision making at the end of the Six Nations, Mastermind style.
Eliot said: “I know if I’m watching sport at home or in the pub, I can’t help but jump up and down and shout at the TV. I often wonder about sporting decisions myself, particularly outside of rugby!”
George added: “I’m not joking, I am a little nervous at the thought of being grilled, as rugby fans are passionate about the game. There will probably be a few challenging questions, but I’m absolutely up for it!”
Commenting on how team-mates handle being on opposing sides during internationals, Scottish back Sean said: “We might be club team-mates and friends off the pitch, but when the Six Nations is on, all bets are off. We just focus on the job in hand, but I have no doubt we’ll be getting together for some well-earned beers come the end of tournament.”
Greene King IPA, official community club partner of England Rugby and headline sponsor of Championship rugby, asked fans who they thought was the greatest national coach of all time, with Sir Clive Woodward winning 40% of the vote. Alf Ramsey came out top (36%) as the greatest England football manager, while Trevor Bayliss (15%) and Duncan Fletcher (14%) are the two most popular choices for greatest England cricket coach.
To enter the competition to win the chance to be crowned ultimate armchair coach and grill the players face to face, fans can post their questions via Greene King Brewery social media (GreeneKingBrewery on Facebook, greenekingbrewery on Instagram). A winner will be selected at random, who will be invited to meet and interview the players at the end of March.
Eliot, George, and Sean will also be posing topical rugby questions via Greene King Brewery social media throughout the tournament, asking fans if they ‘agree on that’.