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Rugby Coach Weekly 423

Your first month's worth of condition - All age groups   Expert fitness pass 2 sessions a week Whole body wor kout Read more...


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Richard Whiffin analyses Toulon’s best ball stealers


Rugby Coach Weekly 413

60 minute skills and conditioning


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Healing the RICE way

Follow these tips to help your players recover quickly from bruising and get them back on the pitch.Read more...


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Use your 9 as a lineout spy

Your scrum half has a key role to play in defence at the lineout. Use him wisely.Read more...


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Positional speed training

We all want faster players on our rugby team. With limited time in training sessions, it makes sense to tailor speed drills so they are specific to your rugby players' roles on the pitch. Read more...


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Plan for all-round skills

However much time your team has to train, it will never be enough to fit in everything you want. If you concentrated on fitness and individual skill development, there would be no time for team development. This article contains combined exercises for U12s to help you overcome this dilemma.Read more...


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Prevention is the best cure

Most injuries are totally avoidable if a few common sense guidelines are followed.Read more...


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Speeding up homework

Team training time is so precious and there's not always time for basic skills such as speed training. Here is a 25 minute session for your players to use to develop their speed at home.Read more...


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Running on the hills

Any sort of slope can give your rugby fitness sessions a different edge. Maximise the benefits from hill running by mixing the sessions and looking at good technique. Read more...