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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. 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.

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

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

Nutrition

Psychology

Related Pages

The following Sports Coach pages provide additional information on this topic:

Associated Books

The following books provide more information related to this topic:

  • Strength and Conditioning for Games Players, C. Brewer