I was approached by the RFU for an interview when I was the head groundsman at Old Trafford with a view to taking on the same role at Twickenham.
I was so impressed by Twickenham Stadium, the people inside it and the vision that they had for the way rugby union was going.
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Everything at the ground was positive. The real hook that convinced me was that they wanted me to go out into the communities and offer advice.
I thought, what a great job! I could be at every international that was played and then out on the road meeting all the clubs up and down the country. That was what got me to Twickenham.
Naively I thought they only played about ten games here and I think that is the perception of a lot of people in the country that, after the RBS 6 Nations is over, Keith Kent sits with a cigar, but it is not the case.
The RBS 6 Nations is played in two of the worst months of the year weather-wise so during the Championship I always have one eye on the weather.
It plays a big part in my life, we sit down and plan what we need to do with the pitch. If it is going to be frosty, for example, we will put the undersoil heating on stand-by.
Goodnight Twickenham thanks for a wonderful day of rugby. And a BIG THANK YOU TO MY STAFF! Outstanding effort pic.twitter.com/6FmLDMhAZY- Keith Kent (@RFUGroundsman) February 5, 2017
I took the job in September 2002 and it was strange because England beat New Zealand, South Africa and Australia in the autumn on consecutive Saturdays and all around me people were really excited.
I didn't comprehend what England had achieved winning the Grand Slam in 2003.
I knew how important the Grand Slam was but I think those games passed me by a bit because I was so wrapped up in seeing how my new pitch played.
The pitch is all about the players and you have got to do your best for them.
During the Championship, when I do watch the games, I am watching the pitch and counting how many scrums there are.
If there is a fantastic try, obviously I applaud it, but more than anything I am watching the grass.
Our pitch is only three percent artificial and, with that, we have such a fantastic base which scrums don't really touch. They tear a bit of grass out, they may scar it a bit but there is never a divot, they cannot kick it up.
The first job at half-time is to get on to where there have been scrums and knock back the scars and then get rid of any debris but also you make a mental note so that after the game you can spread a bit of seed in those areas and knock it in with a hand fork so that it is in recovery and growing.
On February 4, England played France and then the Women's team played France and immediately after the game, my staff and I hoovered the pitch - a rotary mower hoovering all the debris off.
As soon as we've done that we bring in our ten lighting rigs so that by the time I had left the stadium, after midnight, the pitch was in full recovery and getting ready for the Italy game.
On a home matchday, I am working so I am not part of the joviality or the culture of the crowd so when I go to away games, I can really appreciate it because of how refreshing it is. The joyful rugby crowd is a completely different experience and I must say I love it.
When I am at work, I am at work and it is big responsibility with 82,000 people on the move on a Saturday morning and I have to ensure that the pitch is both playable and pristine.
I enjoy the away games because then I can watch it with a different view. I watched the game against Wales and was totally enthralled.
I would love for England to win the Grand Slam here, to get that final presentation at Twickenham would be fantastic - although this year they finish in Dublin.
I think the hardest thing in groundsmanship to get your head around is the captain's run.
In rugby, every team has the right to train at the stadium the day before and that took some getting used to.
On a Friday before the game you want to spruce your pitch up so that you can just come in a put the finishing touches to it.
The way that rugby people are, they appreciate the good pitches and they are not as picky as perhaps a footballer would be because the ball isn't going to be rolling along the ground.
Every groundsman wants to show his pitch off to the best, myself included.
Keith Kent was talking to Sportsbeat's Sam Hawthorn
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