We recently caught up with England Rugby players Alex Corbisiero and Geoff Parling to find out their favourite gaming experiences as part of ‘Wear the Rose’, which uses the Oculus Rift headset to give fans the opportunity to experience a virtual training session with England’s Elite Player Squad.

The players shared their top gaming titles including Call of Duty, UFC, WWE wrestling and retro classics including Castlevania, Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Bomber Man. Check out the video below:

‘Wear the Rose’ is the first ever fully immersive 360-degree virtual reality sports experience, using the revolutionary Oculus Rift technology.

This year we’re giving rugby fans the opportunity to train with England’s Elite Player Squad without ever having to set foot on a single blade of grass. Surrounded by familiar faces, they can enjoy all the action and excitement of an England Rugby training session. Whether getting a team talk from Captain Chris Robshaw, being tackled by hooker Tom Youngs, or receiving a pass from fullback Mike Brown, ‘Wear the Rose’ from O2 lets fans step into the boots of an England Rugby player for the very first time.

Customers will be able to experience Wear the Rose for themselves later in the year. Text ROSE to 2020 to register for more detail, visit www.o2.co.uk/rugby or follow O2 Sports on Twitter and Instagram.

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