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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…

Kick start your pre-season training!

Kick start your pre-season training!

AFTER A few weeks off, it’s time to start preparing your body for next season. Pre-season training should be tough, but if you put in the hard work now it’ll…

Dan Norton England

Go behind the scenes with Dan Norton

ENGLAND 7s speedster Dan Norton set a new record at the 2013 Glasgow 7s, by taking his try-scoring tally to 40 for the season – more than any other England…

How to get in peak condition

How to get in peak condition

JOHN DAMS, Rugby World fitness editor and Harlequins’ head of strength and conditioning, has highlighted two great conditioning exercises. They are fantastic exercises for the front-five forwards in particular and…

Build some serious strength!

Build some serious strength!

PRE-SEASON is in full swing, and it’s now time to make some considerable strength gains. You should also be looking to increase the volume of your training over the next…