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offloading

Step-By-Step Guide: How to Offload

OFFLOADING IS not an easy skill to master, but get it right and your team will score some sensational tries. Never throw a wild pass or give the ball away…

dummy pass

Step-By-Step Guide: Selling A Dummy

SELLING A dummy – pretending you’re about to pass but then keeping the ball yourself – is a great trick to have in your locker. “There’s no better feeling than…

conditioning

Build up your strength

HERE'S HOW to make strength gains to benefit you throughout next season, writes John Dams. It’s also time to do some more intense conditioning, and add volume to your training.…

How to perform the Rufus Complex

How to perform the Rufus Complex

RUGBY WORLD fitness editor and Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning John Dams recommends this modified barbell circuit, featuring a number of different lifts, for adding variety to your training regime.…

Wilkinson masterclass

A masterclass from Jonny Wilkinson

JONNY WILKINSON took time out from his hectic schedule to hold a masterclass with two up-and-coming players in Toulon over the summer. Wales U20 lock Matthew Screech and England U16…

England’s Dylan Hartley on the lineout

England’s Dylan Hartley on the lineout

Read Dylan Hartley’s step-by-step guide to throwing in at the lineout, in the May 2014 issue of Rugby World – on sale Tuesday 1 April. Find out how to download the…

Getting into the swing of things: French prop Dimitri Szarzewski

Weightlifting can improve your performance

OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING can help improve your performance on the pitch, writes former champion Giles Greenwood. Rugby players spend their time in the gym doing heavy strength exercises such as squats,…

London Irish’s Army training camp

London Irish’s Army training camp

LONDON IRISH joined the Army in pre-season and spent a week at the Sir John Moore Barracks in Winchester, where they tested their firing skills on the shooting range, completed the…

Fitness Conditioning

Develop general strength and fitness

WE’RE delighted to announce a major signing this month – John Dams, one of the world’s foremost strength and conditioning experts, joins us as our new fitness editor. He starts…

Jonny Wilkinson

Jonny Wilkinson’s coaching surprise

CAN YOU imagine Jonny Wilkinson turning up at your Saturday morning training session? The Toulon and former England fly-half took time out of his busy schedule to surprise Southwark Tigers…