Prince Harry coaches rugby

Prince Harry is taking a coaching session for youngsters at Twickenham Stadium today. Harry is meeting schoolchildren to help increase participation in state schools

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Prince Harry: You've got to make rugby cool

The 'All Schools Programme' was launched last year with the aim of showing rugby union is a game that everybody can play and that it is not just for elite schools - like Eton College where Prince Harry went.

Prince Harry at Twickenham today Credit: Press Association

More than 100 secondary schools joined the project in 2012/13, and 100 more have signed up for 2013/14. Overall, the RFU hopes 750 schools will benefit from the scheme.

Harry took official RFU coaching qualifications on his gap year Credit: Press Association

Speaking at Twickenham, Prince Harry said: "There are so many good things about rugby. You've got to make rugby cool. I bet you can if you get your proper kit and put that up at school, you'll get more kids wanting to play."

Prince Harry dodges a tackle at Twickenham

Former England star Jason Robinson joked with Harry that he could make it into the England squad for the forthcoming World Cup in 2015, saying: "We're looking for a winger or a full-back."

Prince Harry avoids a tackle at Twickenham Credit: PA Wire

Jason Robinson also gave Prince Harry a pair of his boots. He told him: "I can't guarantee they'll get you into the England team, but you'll be quick."

One of the schools Harry helped coach today was the Rokeby School in Newham, east London.

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Prince Harry takes coaching session at Twickenham

Prince Harry is taking a coaching session for youngsters at Twickenham Stadium. Harry, who is patron of the Rugby Football Union All Schools Programme, is meeting schoolchildren to try and increase the number of pupils playing rugby in state schools.

Prince Harry as he takes a Twickenham coaching session Credit: PA Wire
Prince Harry takes a tumble during training Credit: PA Wire
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