Here’s why Thierry Henry watched Wales rugby training ahead of Six Nations clash with Ireland
9 March 2017

Here’s why Thierry Henry watched Wales rugby training ahead of Six Nations clash with Ireland

It caused quite a stir on social media



Former Champions League winner Thierry Henry made a visit to the Wales rugby camp ahead of their Six Nations clash with Ireland this week.

He was there with his fellow UEFA Pro Licence candidates, for some cross-sport learning during their latest course contact in South Wales.

The group watched a high-intensity session on Monday morning before quizzing coach Robin McBryde on his training methods ahead of big games like Friday night's Six Nations clash against Ireland.



FAW Trust Technical Director Osian Roberts organised the visit with fellow North Walian McBryde and was also at the session at the Vale Hotel training base.

He said: “It’s always important to challenge our thinking and look at other sports, learn from them and share ideas.

“It was their high intensity training day and it was great for our candidates to see the physical components of the session that were so impressive.

“We had great feedback from the candidates. Theirry Henry said he found it really interesting and compared the level of intensity to the way he worked at Barcelona under Pep Guardiola.



“I am very grateful to Robin McBryde and his fellow coaches for allowing us such great access to their session and this is a partnership that we would very much like to see continue.”

While they were at the Vale Hotel, the coached also popped into Cardiff City's training base for an insightful Q&A with manager Neil Warnock.


Here’s why Thierry Henry watched Wales rugby training ahead of Six Nations clash with Ireland
Here’s why Thierry Henry watched Wales rugby training ahead of Six Nations clash with Ireland
Here’s why Thierry Henry watched Wales rugby training ahead of Six Nations clash with Ireland