Training pitches in perfect playing condition thanks to rapid turf repair seed - shame it can't fix Rio's knee injury though…
Here's England's 2010 FIFA World Cup hopefuls training on hard-working pitches benefiting from Barenbrug's renowned BAR 50 SOS seed.
All 32 of the South African team base camps were overseeded with SOS earlier this spring, including the Bafokeng Sports Campus near Rustenburg where the 23-man England squad is currently training.
The tournament's team of independent agronomists and advisors all agreed BAR 50 SOS was the only solution for achieving the fast establishment, sustained growth and recovery demanded under the intensity of wear on the training pitches.
And just to prove they were right, here's new captain Steven Gerrard and team-mates Peter Crouch and Joe Cole putting the SOS surface through its paces as they prepare to do England proud!
To find out more about Barenbrug BAR 50 SOS's world-class qualities, call 01359 272000 or visit www.barenbrug.co.uk.
A range of Barenbrug seed is available from the Pitchcare Shop