Woodward, a Rugby World Cup-Winning Coach, Former Rugby Union Player & Team GB Director of Sports Will Lead a Team of Former NFL Stars in the Sports Crossover Event
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Entertainment, the Manhattan-based production company known for television hits like MAN V. FOOD, 90 DAY FIANCÉ, DOOMSDAY PREPPERS, and EXTREME COUPONING announced today that it will collaborate with world-renowned rugby coach, Sir Clive Woodward in creating FOOTBALL V RUGBY. The ambition for this first of its kind sports crossover event is to develop a docu-series and stage a live broadcast of former NFL stars taking on rugby players in a super-sized match of Rugby Sevens.
Part athletic contest and part social experiment, FOOTBALL V RUGBY will follow a team made of NFL stars as they train with Woodward in the sport of Rugby prior to taking on a Rugby team on the global stage. This fish-out-of-water journey will put some of America's greatest athletes to the test as they prepare for the match of a lifetime.
"American Football players are some of the best power athletes in the world," said Clive Woodward. "I'm fascinated to see, with the right training, if can they dominate another adjacent sport."
"This match will spark a million water cooler debates around the world," said Matt Sharp, CEO of Sharp Entertainment. "Can some of America's best football players beat a rugby team at their own game? We are going to answer that question."
Rugby is one of the biggest sports in the world, boasting 100 million fans globally and is the fastest-growing sport in North America. A former rugby union player, Woodward was coach of the England team from 1997 to 2004, which he led to victory in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Having also worked as Team GB's Director of Sport for the London 2012 Games, Woodward will now return to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro for the BBC, where Rugby will make its return to the Olympics after being absent for 90 years.
Sharp Entertainment, and its FOOTBALL V RUGBY, is represented by leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA).
About Sharp Entertainment
Founded by Matt Sharp in 2003, Sharp Entertainment has grown to be one of the top non-fiction production companies in world. The Manhattan-based production company is known for television hits like MAN V. FOOD, 90 DAY FIANCÉ, DOOMSDAY PREPPERS, and EXTREME COUPONING. Sharp Entertainment was acquired by Core Media Group in 2012.
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