Grand Slammers: Release date, cast and latest news
England's winning 2003 Rugby World Cup squad reunite for one more match.
Grand Slammers is ITV's newest documentary series, following members of England's winning 2003 squad as they reunite for a unique challenge.
The two-part documentary will see the former Rugby World Cup winners attempt to build and train a team of prisoners to be strong enough to compete against a formidable rival, the Australians.
Playing out across two consecutive nights during ITV's coverage of this year's Rugby World Cup, Grand Slammers sees the sportsmen enter HMP The Mount, home to one of the only remaining rugby pitches inside an adult male English prison.
To get you even more in the rugby spirit, here's everything you need to know about Grand Slammers coming to ITV1 and ITVX.
Grand Slammers release date
Grand Slammers starts on ITV1 at 9pm on Wednesday 27th September, with episode two airing on Thursday 28th September. It will also stream on ITVX.
What happens in Grand Slammers?
Grand Slammers sees England's Rugby World Cup winners come together after 20 years to take on a challenge behind the walls of a jail - using the power of sport to turn around prisoners' lives.
The rugby legends aim to show their novices the spirit of rugby and its appeal with all the emotion and camaraderie that comes with being part of a team focused one a mutual goal.
In episode one, rugby legends Martin Johnson, Lawrence Dallaglio and Mike Tindall reunite at HMP The Mount as they recruit a group of prisoners who have next to no idea on what rugby involves.
The team have just two months to built and train a team of inmates before they play alongside them to recreate the 2003 Rugby World Cup final. They will be playing against a team of ex-pat Australian rugby team members who are being coached by George Gregan.
Which rugby players feature in Grand Slammers?
Grand Slammers features a number of rugby players from the 2003 English winning team.
Grand Slammers trailer
A trailer for Grand Slammers is yet to be released, but we will keep you updated!
Grand Slammers will air on ITV on Wednesday 27th September.
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