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Pro’s Playbook: Dummy switch winger

Pro’s Playbook: Dummy switch winger

EVERY MONTH we rack the brains of the professionals to bring you the best tips to help you improve your game! Sam Vesty, Bath playmaker and RFU Level Three coach, shows…

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Minis: How to play golden boot

IT’S A natural urge for young boys to put boot to ball, so indulge them by letting them play golden boot! It’s an excellent way for players to improve their…

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Strength work: the carry medley

IT’S TIME to focus on the legs! The drive from the lower body is what’s going to make those tackles successful – and, at times, push you over the try…

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Pilates with London Irish

IN THE September edition of Rugby World, London Irish take us through a session of Pilates. The full squad took part in one session per week during pre-season at Ten…

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Building upper body strength: the bear crawl

WE'RE STARTING to work the upper body. John Dams, Harlequins' head of strength and conditioning, shows us some variations of the old classic, the bench press, in the September edition…

Building the foundations: the shuttle test

Building the foundations: the shuttle test

ARE YOU starting to feel the effects of pre-season training? John Dams, Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning has put together a workout to build your base strength in the…

Pro’s Playbook: Launching strike runners

Pro’s Playbook: Launching strike runners

EVERY MONTH we rack the brains of the professionals to bring you the best tips to help you improve your game! Gary Street, England Women head coach, shows how to…

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Minis: How to play kick pass

THIS IS a fantastic skills-enhancing game that John Fletcher, England’s U17 and U18 head coach, uses in a lot of his training sessions. Most coaches discourage, or even ban, kicking…

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Assess your fitness: the 3 cone test

IT’S TIME to dust off your trainers, because pre-season training is beckoning. First things first, you need to assess how fit you are currently in order to set goals and…