Video: Former Connacht star turned professional trainer is keeping Rio Ferdinand fit
Published 18/04/2016 | 10:31
Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has enlisted the help of an Irishman to keep him trim in his retirement.
Ferdinand, who is currently working as a pundit on BT Sport, is staying fit under the watchful eye of Longford-born Mel Deane.
Deane's rugby career was book-ended by two stints with Connacht but he also played with the Sale Sharks and Harlequins.
He won a European Challenge Cup with the Sharks in 2002 and with Quins two years later. He is now a professional fitness consultant in South West London
Ferdinand tweeted a video of an intense burpee session Dean had allocated to him.
Tough stuff. Watch below: