Posted: 15 Dec 2010 | Channels: Sport

Jessica Ennis Kicks Rugby Stars Into Touch

THURSDAY 16 DECEMBER 2010: Stars from Aviva Premiership team London Wasps were joined today by the world’s number one heptathlete Jessica Ennis, in a special role swap session at their training ground in West London.

Joe Worsley, Tom Varndell and Joe Simpson, along with the Wasps’s Strength and Conditioning coach Huw Davies, were all given an opportunity to meet the World and European Champion Ennis along with her coach Toni Minichello – getting a special insight into each other’s training regimes, and to see the differences in training as a team, as opposed to a more single minded approach.

The rugby stars discussed their Premiership season so far, one of mixed fortunes due to form and injury woes, and also give their thoughts on their upcoming Boxing Day match against local rivals Saracens at Wembley. Ennis also speaks about the upcoming Sports Personality of the Year Awards, as well as detail how her preparations are going for the upcoming indoor season, and what she expects from the year ahead in 2011.

The training session and role swap opportunity was organised by Aviva, who brought their sponsorships of Premiership Rugby and UK Athletics together for the first time on the day. All four sports stars said the experience was not only a lot of fun, but said hopefully they have all learnt a few things from each other that they can take away from the day.

Aviva sponsors Premiership rugby.

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