Taking Part

Ronan O'Gara drops the winning goal

Seeing is believing if you want to succeed

How to program your mind for mental fitness to make your dreams come true A LEADING brain training coach has explained how the power of the mind inspired hero Ronan…

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Should you be taking Creatine?

Taking creatine to enhance fitness and performance has become second nature for a lot of professional players. Former England team nutritionist Roz Kadir explores the pros and cons of this…

The Lions practice training at altitude

A head for heights

Nobody can know how big a part altitude played in the Lions’ downfall this summer. But certainly the decision to play Tests in Pretoria and Johannesburg, 6,000ft above sea level,…

All Blacks post training nutrition

Eat Right, Play Better!

Eating the right food, particularly pre- and post-match, can help optimise your fitness and reduce recovery times. This is particularly helpful towards the end of the season, when you might…

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Make the most of Half Time

Half-time can provide a crucial ten to 15 minutes for teams to regroup and refocus. It can be a turning point in any game. A team that wasn’t performing well…

Squats at the Fitness Factory

Top Tips from the Fitness Factory

BACK IN the spring 2008, Rugby World invited readers to apply for a place in our new Fitness Factory. We chose six players and put them on a three-month fitness…