• O2 Priority launches its first once in a Lifetime competition to find England Rugby’s Ultimate Fan
  • One lucky O2 customer will be given the amazing opportunity to line up face-to-face with the England team for the national anthem during the 2014 QBE Internationals

O2, proud partner of England Rugby, today announced an exclusive competition to find England’s Ultimate Fan. Launching Monday 16th June, O2 customers will be given a unique opportunity to win a Once in a Lifetime rugby experience, courtesy of O2 Priority. O2 are inviting England Rugby supporters across the country to go head to head in a series of unique challenges to prove they are rugby’s most dedicated fan and win the ultimate prize.

Stage 1 – Qualifying Rounds

Designed to be the definitive test of a fan’s knowledge, the competition will begin with a first stage real-time rugby quiz.  At 7pm each weekday from Monday 16th to Friday 20th June, fans following @O2Sports on Twitter will receive five questions released one per minute, as a quick fire test of knowledge and speed. The faster the quiz is answered, the better your chance of reaching the Grand Final. Each day, the fan with the most accurate score and fastest time combined will be given the chance to take part in the Grand Final. Finalists will need to register with O2 Priority in order to be eligible.

Stage 2 – Grand Final

Five lucky finalists will undertake a series of exciting challenges at the England Training Camp in Loughborough this August, alongside players from England’s Elite Player Squad. When the day is over, the O2 Ultimate Fan will be revealed.

The Prize

O2’s Ultimate Fan will receive the incredible, once in a lifetime experience of joining the England management arm in arm as they line up to sing the national anthem at Twickenham Stadium during the 2014 QBE Internationals. During the day, the lucky winner will also receive an exclusive, behind the scenes tour of the stadium, and VIP match tickets to sit near to Stuart Lancaster and his team.

If that wasn’t enough, during the build up to the Test, the winner will spend a day in camp at Pennyhill Park, shadowing the England Performance Team as they put the players through their paces.

Gareth Griffiths, Head of Sports Sponsorship at O2 comments, “We’re passionate about rugby and we know our customers are too, so what better way of celebrating this than by rewarding the most dedicated fan with an unparalleled England Rugby experience. O2 Priority is all about giving our customers unique experiences and with O2 Ultimate Fan we’re offering a prize you can’t get anywhere else. What rugby fan wouldn’t want to line up face-to-face with the England team for the national anthem? With our England Rugby partnership we’re about to make this dream a reality.”

O2’s Ultimate Fan will be announced in August 2014. Four runners up will attend a session, to watch the England Rugby squad train.

O2 Ultimate Fan demonstrates O2’s on-going commitment to bringing rugby fans closer to the action. It follows the launch of ‘Wear the Rose’ from O2, which uses cutting edge technology to give fans a totally immersive virtual reality England Rugby experience.

For more information on O2 Ultimate Fan follow @O2sports on Twitter and Instagram using #O2UltimateFan. Terms and conditions can be found here.

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