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Bea Asprey - Rugby World Staff Writer

Bea has been part of the staff at Rugby World since 2009. A lifelong fan of Ealing Trailfinders, Bea can also tell you everything you need to know about our fitness section.

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Improve your core strength

A STRONG core is essential for both backs and forwards in rugby, so make sure you dedicate enough time to it in the gym. There are all sorts of exercises…

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Hotshots: Cardiff centre Garyn Smith

When did you start playing rugby? I joined Pontypridd when I was nine and stayed all the way through. I played for the first team for the first time last…

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A drill to increase your speed

NOW WE’RE more than half way through the season, it’s possible that you’re starting to feel a little sluggish. If you want to increase your speed, try this drill on…

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How to cool down after a match

A GOOD cool down regime is essential to get your body on the road to recovery after a match or training session. The aim is to get your body back…

2014’s top international try-scorers in action

2014’s top international try-scorers in action

IF YOU’RE someone who appreciates speed, agility and world class finishing, don’t miss this video of 2014’s top international try-scorers in action. From Australia’s Israel Folau, who scored seven tries…

Nathan Sharpe on who will win the World Cup

Nathan Sharpe on who will win the World Cup

IT’S THE million dollar question – who’s going to win the 2015 World Cup? The All Blacks have shown consistency since they lifted the Webb Ellis trophy in 2011, but…