Club Rugby

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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A Joost van der Westhuizen Tribute.

    With the passing of Springbok legend Joost van der Westhuizen we thought we would share a tribute created by ‘Rugby Rules‘. An absolutely outstanding person both on and off the pitch. Joost, you were a true inspiration. R.I.P Joost.    

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Barba avoids ban with code switch.

    Australia’s Ben Barba has made headlines again following his reaction to his 12 game ban in the NRL for testing positive for cocaine. The 27 year old has managed to avoid the ban by switching codes to join the Top14 side Toulon. Although most situations like this would be a lot more complicated; down to contracts with the NRL …

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All Blacks man rejects move to France.

    According to Rugby Heaven and a French newspaper (Midi Olympique), All Black Ben Smith has rejected a move to the top14 to stay with the New Zealand team. The 30 year old who was linked with a potential move to Pau with a tasty salary of around £1.6m, has seen that the honour of playing for the All …

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Premiership’s appeal to reduce Six Nations to 5 weeks.

    The Aviva Premiership have officially put in their proposal to change the Six Nations from a 7 to 5 week period. This is down to bigger clubs which are effected by the tournament feeling that 7 weeks without some of their top players is too long and could be pivotal in their season. The request has been backed …

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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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Haskell and Clifford left out of England training.

    England duo James Haskell and Jack Clifford have been prevented from flying out to Portugal with the England squad to train for their grand slam defence next month down to injury concerns. The two who picked up their injuries at the weekend, were set to fly out to Vilamoura yesterday but were kept behind to under-go further medical assessments. Although the …

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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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