Lindsey's Rugby League Showdown Blue Peter Bite


Lindsey's Rugby League Showdown

Lindsey takes on a head-to-head Rugby League challenge in front of a packed crowd at Wembley Stadium.


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This is Blue Peter - but mini.

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Expect epic adventures, mates, bakes, badges, pets,

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presenters and your post.

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We've only got five minutes, so get ready for your Blue Peter adventure.

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Rugby. You might know it for tough tackling, lightning-fast running,

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and incredible passing skills.

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But there are actually two different versions - rugby union

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and then this, rugby league.

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To give me a taste of the sport,

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I'm taking on a special Blue Peter challenge during half-time

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at the biggest and most historic

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match in the rugby league calendar - the Challenge Cup Final.

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-COMMENTATOR:

-And over it goes... Great try.

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Under the guidance of my coaches, Kevin Sinfield and Paul Sculthorpe,

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I've learnt three of the skills I will need to use on the day.

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Nice soft hands.

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Passing...

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-..tackling...

-Perfect.

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..and kicking.

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THEY CHEER

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But am I ready to face a packed crowd at Wembley Stadium?

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It's time to find out.

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So, here we are.

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The big day has finally arrived, and as you can see,

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it's hard to miss - we're at Wembley Stadium

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for the Challenge Cup Final between Wigan and Hull.

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The Challenge Cup is legendary.

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For more than 120 years, it's been rugby league's biggest prize,

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and has produced some unforgettable moments.

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Now, can I create another one?

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Probably not.

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I am so nervous, because in just a few hours' time, I'm going

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to be inside there, on the pitch, at half-time in front of 65,000 people.

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Uh-oh! The only problem is, at this point, I've got no opponent.

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Step forward Faye Gaskin.

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She's an England international

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and will be my opponent for a half-time showdown.

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Faye, the big day has arrived.

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How are you feeling now that we're here

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standing on the edge of Wembley?

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I'm really nervous now we're here.

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Wembley's massive, especially for anyone who plays rugby league.

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That doesn't make me feel good, that you're nervous!

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How do you think I feel?

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Do you know what?

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One of the coolest things about Blue Peter is the access we get.

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I am currently on the pitch,

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and we've been told that we are allowed to touch this.

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Here we go.

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This is the Challenge Cup trophy, and today,

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this is what it's all about.

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But that's not the only trophy up for grabs today.

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Before the big match, the final of the national boys' year seven

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tournament takes place on the Wembley pitch.

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Maybe the captain of Castleford's winning team, Noah,

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can settle my nerves.

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-Noah, buddy, high five!

-Yes!

-You are the winners. How you feeling?

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I'm absolutely speechless, but it's an amazing feeling to win.

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Right, I'm going to get serious, cos I'm going out at half-time,

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and I've got to kick a ball over the post.

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Do you think I can do it?

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-Yes, if you believe in yourself that you can do it.

-I like that!

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That's a very Blue Peter attitude.

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Have you got any top tips for me?

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Er, make sure you aim it and put a lot of power in.

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-Aim, power...

-Aim, power...

-Attitude.

-Yes.

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Those, my friends, are terrific top tips.

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Sadly, the time for advice is over.

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WHISTLE BLOWS

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Kick off means we've got just 40 minutes until our challenge.

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Faye and I will be head-to-head in a race to complete three

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training drills.

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First, we have to throw six passes,

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after which, we'll have to tackle our coaches, Kevin and Paul,

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six times.

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Finally, the first to kick over the posts...wins.

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So, Faye, this is the actual tunnel,

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and we are about to walk onto the pitch.

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There's a lot of people out there. I'm excited, but I feel sick!

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WHISTLE BLOWS

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Nearly 70,000 people have just witnessed an action-packed

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first half, but the real show begins now.

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WHISTLE BLOWS

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We're off, and Kevin's passing training is working.

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By the time I've finished, Faye and I are neck and neck.

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Now onto the tackles.

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This is exhausting.

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Kevin and Paul are cheering us on every step of the way.

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Well done, well done, well done!

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I've managed to keep up with Faye, though.

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But hang on!

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In the confusion, I thought I'd finished tackles - I'm one short!

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My mistake means Faye has finished ahead of me.

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She just needs this kick to win.

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What?! She's hit the bar. Kick this, and I win.

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I can't...

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Can I?

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CHEERING

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I can! How has this happened?!

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That was one of the most nerve-racking

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experiences of my whole life.

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Faye missed it at the last second.

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But I managed to do it.

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I'm so out of breath, but all for the Blue Peter badge.

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Incredible.

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A massive thank you to our coaches, Kevin and Paul,

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and of course to Faye.

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With their help, I actually scored the winning kick at Wembley Stadium.

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Who else can say that?

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Join in every Thursday on CBBC.

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