Rugby specific training
The following Sports Coach pages provide information specific to the sport of Rugby:
Rugby - a dangerous sport?
Rugby has for many years been perceived as a dangerous sport. In South Africa they are driven to getting their coaches, officials and players adapt to making the game safer and more enjoyable for all. The IRB, SARU (S.A. Rugby Union) New Zealand & Australia rugby unions are all seriously driven for safety in Rugby. To view what the SARU has done please visit www.boksmart.com and you can also view the New Zealand site at www.coachingtoolbox.co.nz. Both these sites are extremely informative regarding safety and seasonal planning.
Developing a training programme
You will find the following pages useful in developing your Rugby fitness training program.
Planning the training
General strength development
Developing elastic strength
Some of these pages contain performance evaluation tests but they also make good training sessions.
Endurance training - cardiovascular development
The following Sports Coach pages should be read in conjunction with this page:
The following books provide more information related to this topic: