WHEN THE KNIGHTS MET THE JAGUARS
14th November 2018
Written by Harry Alexander
It was a crisp Friday afternoon and several members of the Farnham Knights senior and youth programmes had made their way to Allianz Park rugby stadium in north London. Donned in their game day jerseys the players has been invited to watch the Jacksonville Jaguars go through their last practice session before their game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Wembley Stadium, the third and final NFL UK game of 2018.
As the Knights watched on from the VIP seating, a crew from the Jacksonville Jaguars social media team interviewed a range of fans, including defensive lineman Ben Blundell. Ben explained that not only had the team come to see the Jags players, they had also come to see how professional athletes train and compete before a big match.
Jacksonville ran scrimmages, which gave the crowds a chance to watch their favourite players such as Calais Campbell, Jalen Ramsey, Blake Bortles and T.J Yeldon go through game day tactics and plays. With it being the last training session before the game, contact was minimal and players jogged through exercises, wrapping up warm against the chilly British weather.