Amateur Rugby

Look to your mobility to further improve your game.

    When you hear ‘mobility’ the first thing that springs to mind is flexibility, and this should not be the case; in fact, flexibility is only part of what makes up your overall mobility. Mobility is how able you are to make functional movements with ease. To improve your mobility, you need to work on a number of aspects of …

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See what the England team eat to stay at peak condition.

  There’s no doubt that a lot has changed since the amateur era of the game, and sports science is one of the biggest changes. From the days of eating whatever you pleased as a player have long gone, and if you want to get the most out of your performance then you will have to tailor almost every aspect of …

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RFU release anti-doping report for 2015-16.

    The RFU have today released their anti-doping report for the 2015-16 season. This is the sixth year which the RFU have publicly released their report after they began to get even harsher on the matter. The RFU clamped down even more following the 2014-15 season, which is down to the World Cup 2015 and the Rio Olympics which …

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Improve your tackling and adapt to the new tackling rule.

    Down to the new ruling surrounding dangerous tackles, players are having to adapt the way they make challenges to avoid gaining what some see as soft cards. The new rule has already seen multiple red and yellow cards since the rule came in at the new year; with players making the same challenges as before, but getting penalised much …

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Improve your speed with these tips.

One aspect of your game which you cannot improve on enough is speed. Whether you need to get back to make a try saving challenge, or break down the line to get the ball over the try line, you need speed, and you can work on it any time you want. If you are looking to leave last years you …

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How is the new ruling on tackling effecting the game?

It is not hot news that new rulings have come in for 2017 to combat the problem of concussions, anything that improves the safety aspects of the game for players is surely a good thing, however given the vast amount of cards shown in Rugby this weekend and the controversy surrounding them, is the ruling appropriate? This weekend we saw …

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‘A hooligans’ game played by gentlemen’ – Sportsmanship fading?

Our great game has always revolved around putting in everything you have and just as importantly, sportsmanship. This is why we were appalled by Pape’s display of diving against Edinburgh at the weekend, which wouldn’t fall short of earning him an oscar.  The Frenchman was ‘slapped’ by Edinburgh centre Phil Burleigh in the second half and was looked down upon …

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Show me the money – How will Rugby adapt financially to it’s growth?

We recently discussed the great Pat Lam’s move to Bristol and his flashy £750,000 estimated salary. At the time we were shocked by the amount, as massive cheques are not too familiar within Rugby; well, not compared to the likes of Soccer and the numerous noughts flying around their bank accounts. But, as time has passed and we have been …

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