England World Cup winner Neil Back visited Shropshire to help sharpen skills at Oswestry Rugby Club.
Eagles secretary Paul Wapshott successfully applied to have a training session led by the retired ex-England and Leicester Tigers star.
And Back, who was part of the team that triumphed in Australia in 2003, put a group of around 25 players through their paces at Granville Park.
The session was arranged through business insurance specialists QBE, sponsors of the England rugby team, through their new rugby coaching programme.
The company ran a national competition for four amateur clubs to win an exclusive one-on-one training session with stars such as Conor O’Shea, Richard Hill, Mike Tindall and Back.
As part of the package, Oswestry will also receive coaching from Back at a forthcoming league match this season.
And Back said he enjoyed passing on some of his experience to the Oswestry squad.
He said: “I am not linked to a club for the first time in 25 years so to get out and coach the team last night was fantastic.
“They asked me to concentrate on the contact area specifically, ball presentation and looking after the ball in contact.”Subscribe to our Newsletter