Virtual reality headset recreates England rugby squad training experience

By February 12, 2014March 24th, 2020Newswires

O2 and the England rugby team announce Wear the Rose, a “360-degree virtual reality sports experience” placing the wearer within the England Elite Player Squad

By Rhiannon Williams

Using the Oculus Rift headset, fans will be immersed in a “multi-sensory take-over and feel as though they are part of the Senior England Rugby Team”.

The experience is designed to place the viewer within a training session on the pitch, participating in genuine drills directed by England Attacking Skills Coach Mike Catt, and featuring team talks from Captain Chris Robshaw.

Headset wearers will also feel what it’s like to be tackled by hooker Tom Youngs, or receive a pass from fullback Mike Brown.

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