In just over two years from now St James' Park in Newcastle will become a Rugby World Cup 2015 venue.
As part of the build up between now and then, an initiative has been launched to help get more children playing the sport. The 'Posts in the Park' scheme will see rugby posts going up in every one of the tournaments host cities.
The first one of ten sets being erected in Newcastle has already been installed at Blakelaw Park. Former England and Newcastle Falcons Fly-half, Dave Walder, held a training session with pupils from Kenton School as part of the scheme. He said:
We also visited Westoe RFC in South Shields to see how grassroots rugby is currently being developed at local clubs in the North East.