Fitness

Hartley remains a doubt for the Six Nations.

  Dylan Hartley is going to be put through his paces on Wednesday as he returns from his striking ban. Northampton Saints will attempt to prepare the 30 year old for the strong competition he looks to face in the Six Nations after he has been out since early December with both a ban and injury. This time out could …

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Saracens duo cited for Parling K.O.

  Saracens stars Brad Barritt and Richard Barrington have been cited for their horror tackle at the weekend which left Geoff Parling unconscious. The pair who (as Barritt stated) made the tackle with ‘no malice intended’, collided simultaneously with the Exeter man in an unsavoury sight, and they may face some serious consequences down to the new laws which were put …

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Are Northampton playing a dangerous game with North?

Most of you have probably seen George North’s collision a few weeks back which lead to him eating dirt and being concussed, if you did then you will know about the ‘farce’ of a decision by Northampton’s medical staff to allow North to return to the field of play. Saints staff have understandably gone under fire for putting George back …

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Yamacia Rugby – Making the most and hitting hit hard!

Following on from our previous article on the generous funding going into the Pacific Islands, we are taking a look at a Rugby club based in Fiji, which do things quite differently where they play… Yamacia Rugby train in the hills of Fiji, in more of a ‘traditional’ style than the more known clubs. As money and Rugby are not …

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Top 10 Tips for Getting Bigger for Rugby

It is no news that rugby players have gotten bigger since the game turned professional. And it is basic physics that the bigger the player the more momentum they can generate to dominate the collision.  Bigger players have an advantage. But that size can’t be useless weight. To be an effective player you need get stronger and more explosive too. …

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Cathal Sheridan Opens Up About Dealing With Depression As A Pro Rugby Player

Munster scrum half Cathal Sheridan opens up about dealing with depression as a professional rugby player as part of the IRUPA’s Tackle Your Feelings campaign… “I had been injured plenty of times before this instance, many much more serious and more long term, but I had always managed to deal very effectively with the challenges that go hand in hand with …

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