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Garmin Vivofit

Garmin Vivofit review

Rugby players love their training kit and tech, so they’ll be interested in Garmin’s new Vivofit, a stylish new fitness tracker that would not look too shabby on your wrist.  The…

Sweet tooth: follow Matt Lovell's advice about what to eat instead of these!

Want to lose weight? Here’s how… Part 1

Portions and protein “Cut down on the size of your portions,” says Lovell. “If you’re used to having four slices of toast for breakfast, eat three instead, and just half…

Mini Rugby Video: How to push pass

Mini Rugby Video: How to push pass

EVEN SOME of the world’s best rugby players struggle to pass well off both hands, so it’s important for mini players to practise this skill. Whether you’re a front-rower or…

Rugby World fitness: Spring like Israel Folau

Rugby World fitness: Spring like Israel Folau

LOOKING TO improve your rugby fitness?  Take a look at this video for three gym exercises that will help you get more height in your vertical jump and more spring…

Mini Rugby Video: The parachute fall

Mini Rugby Video: The parachute fall

  TACKLING IS a skill every mini rugby player is eager to learn, but it is just as important to learn how to take a tackle. Fall the wrong way…

Mini Rugby Video: How to switch pass

Mini Rugby Video: How to switch pass

THE SWITCH pass is a great skill to master if you want to beat defenders. Watch this video to see how it’s done and you can read a step-by-step guide…

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How to have the perfect pre-season

Take a break  Before you get stuck into pre-season training, you need a good off-season to let your body recover. It’s crucial to give your body time to recuperate from…

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Pro’s playbook: Front lineout peel

Want to peel from the lineout like a satsuma enthusiast? Find out how in this Pro Playbook from the May  edition of Rugby World in which former Saracens favourite and current academy…