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Rugby Rugby

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. The IRB, SARU (S.A. Rugby Union), New Zealand & Australia rugby unions are all seriously driven for safety in rugby. In South Africa, they are driven to get their coaches, officials and players to adapt to make the game safer and more enjoyable.

Developing a training programme

You will find the following pages helpful in developing your Rugby fitness training program.

Planning the training

General strength development

Developing elastic strength

General conditioning

Agility training

Some of these pages contain performance evaluation tests, but they also make good training sessions.

Speed development

Endurance training - cardiovascular development