Rugby union champions Harlequins have joined forces with Samsung to use the Galaxy Note II smartphone for training sessions. It will allow the coaching staff to use the S Pen and capturing software to illustrate team movements and tactics.

Using the Android version of Coach's Eye - the app we rather like here at Pocket-lint - the Harlequins' trainers can even record an individual or team session and draw direct on to the footage to show players exactly what they are doing right or wrong and how they can improve their movement or technique.

"The Galaxy Note II has already become a key part of our coaching programme after just a few weeks," said Conor O’Shea, director of rugby at Harlequins.

"The S Pen’s proving really useful in terms of creating training schedules and tip sheets, as well as editing them while we’re out on the pitch or making notes on the opposition.

"The fact the Galaxy Note II is so portable is a huge benefit – it not only cuts out huge amounts of paperwork, it also saves us having to carry around pens, paper and laptops everywhere we go – because we can just use the Galaxy Note II for everything."

It is hoped that working with the Samsung Galaxy Note II will help the team retain the Aviva Premiership trophy. They are currently top of the league after 10 matches played. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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