Prince Harry joined an RFU-backed community rugby programme in Alexandra Park in Stockport to get youngsters to play the sport.
The RFU has partnered with StreetGames, as part of their Try for Change initiative designed to promote and broaden the reach of rugby to more young people in local communities.
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As Vice-Patron of the RFU, Prince Harry is keen to support the organisation's efforts to make rugby more inclusive across society, and in doing so, use the sport to help tackle a number of significant social challenges around educational and social inclusion, mental and physical wellbeing, unemployment and community cohesion.
Prince Harry will visit young rugby players in Stockport, along with the England under 20 squad. He'll be helping to deliver a rugby skills workshop to a group of young people.
Warrington will start the new season without England utility back Stefan Ratchford and two of their new signings, Mitchell Dodds and Ryan Bailey.
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Bailey will also miss a reunion with his old Rhinos team-mates after being booked in for surgery in London next week to correct a mystery complaint that has dogged him for the last two years.
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It is hoped the match will last over 24 hours, beating the current world record for the longest game of rugby played.
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Prince Harry has arrived in Eccles this lunchtime.
He has been visiting a special scheme that aims to get more young people involved in rugby.
Later on this afternoon he will be visiting fire crews in Greater Manchester.
Prince Harry will visit Greater Manchester today where he will help out at a rugby training session and meet fire fighters.
The Prince, who is patron of England Rugby’s All Schools Programme, will take part in a training session for teachers which hopes to get more of them to become rugby coaches and enable more young people to take up the sport.
Later, he will meet fire fighters from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and talk to some of the young people involved in their community cadet scheme.
Sean Gleeson has announced his retirement at the age of just 26.
The former Wigan, Widnes and Salford centre has failed to recover from an assault outside a nightclub.
He sustained a serious eye injury during an attack in Greater Manchester three months ago.