Taking Part

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Mobility: the walking triangle

THIS MONTH’s workout is all about repairing your body. That may mean losing a few pounds, getting a soft tissue massage (above), working on your mobility – or all of…

Right old knees-up: Foden

Ben Foden takes on Cross-fit

Here is in-from England and Northampton Saints full-back Ben Foden taking on the clock in a Cross-fit challenge with Multipower. Saying he looks tired afterwards would be an understatement...

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Conditioning: the dip & chin combo

THIS MONTH we’re talking about conditioning! Check out the December 2013 edition of Rugby World to see a workout designed by John Dams, Harlequins head of performance, to help you…

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The scrum laws explained!

FOR THE January edition of Rugby World, we visited Bath’s training ground, at Farleigh House, to see their brand new scrum machine in action. Developed alongside Rhino, the new machine…

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Pro’s Playbook: The free drop at goal

DO YOU want to be able to win a match in the dying moments? Then read on, because in the October edition of Rugby World we asked former Lion Nigel Horton how…

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Minis: How to play Circle King

LAST MONTH we featured the sumo version of King of the Ring, where two players work to push the ball-carrier out of the ring, or steal the ball from him.…

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Minis: How to play King of the Ring

THE ENGLAND women’s team play King of the Ring as part of their training and it’s just as suitable for young minis wanting a bit of rough and tumble as…

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Increase your speed: the shuttle test

THIS MONTH we’re all about speed! John Dams, Harlequins head of performance, has designed a workout to help you increase your speed – a key focus of Quins’ training. It…

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Pro’s Playbook: Lineout middle peel

EACH MONTH we ask the pros for their best rugby tips, to help you improve your performance. In the September edition of Rugby World, we asked Matt Ferguson, Bristol’s forwards coach, how…

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Pro’s Playbook: Attack from a scrum

THIS MONTH’S tip comes from Barry Maddocks, head coach of the England Women’s Sevens team. Do you want to learn how to capitalise from your scrum? Then download the PDF…