Are NSAIDs bad for rugby players?

We all know how tough rugby is on the athlete’s body. And how sore you can be when you wake up the next day, especially when there’s travel involved. If you’re an amateur player, there’s very little chance you’ve got a physiotherapist on hand for...

Effortless Rugby Goal Kicking

This is the first in a series of posts by former Bay of Plenty flyhalf, Nick McCashin, who is currently playing and coaching in Scotland and writing for prorugbyclub.com. Have you ever watched a professional game of rugby and specifically the goal kicker as they...

Analyzing time of possession in Rugby 7s

World Rugby tracks time of possession for all World Rugby Sevens Series matches. Starting 7s recently published an analysis of time of possession data from the 2014-2015 series in order to understand its impact on 7s gameplay. The analysis considered: The relationship between possession and scoring The relationship...

13 best rugby recovery stretches

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMs) and post-game adaptive shortening can make moving around difficult when you're finished your weekly rugby game. If you decide to allow this issues to resolve themselves, you may find yourself suffering discomfort or impaired mobility for days. Stretching sore, stiff...

How L-citrulline can improve your rugby

Amongst the vast sea of supplements on offer in today’s sports nutrition market, it has become incredibly difficult to know where to turn for a genuine product or ingredient to legitimately boost your in-game performance. L-citrulline is one such ingredient; it has become increasingly popular...

Rugby Captain Tips from a Navy SEAL

"...leadership requires belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory, particularly when doubters question whether victory is even possible" - Jocko Willink, Extreme Ownership Background on Extreme Ownership Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win is a book that chronicles the...

The best rugby leg workout for power

This post explains how to become a more powerful player by adhering to what we consider the best rugby leg workout program available. If you read on, we'll explain why power is important for rugby players, how to train to be more powerful and how to recover faster...

How beets can benefit rugby players

A series of peer-reviewed papers released during the past 3 years have linked the consumption of beets to improved athletic performance, heart health an blood pressure measurements. The dietary nitrates contained in beet root are an activator of Nitric Oxide (N-O) in the body. This signaling molecule, is...

Rugby v Football - the 4 main differences

Football season is over, people. It was a good one. Our team watched the Superbowl this year with a core group of NFL die-hards. And understandably after a look at the Patriots' secondary, all the old comparisons between rugby and American football came out: which sport is...

How we watch rugby free online

Unfortunately for the game as a whole, its really hard to watch rugby for free online. However, if you know where to go, it is possible to watch full HD rugby games on the web. They’re almost never live in HD. You’re going to have...