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Tim Howard

What rugby players should eat at Chipotle

Nutrition is becoming an increasingly important part of creating the modern rugby player.
Here’s what rugby players should eat at Chipotle both on off days and days when you have rugby training. Use it for your game day nutrition plan too!

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Training Team

Get strong ruggers, big will take care of itself

Should rugby players lift for size, strength or both? In this article, we lay out the case for rugby players training to get stronger rather than bigger. The recommendation is underpinned by the fact that professional rugby players are getting much leaner.

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Should rugby players stretch or mobilize?

Should rugby players stretch or mobilize? Rugby stretches are good for warm ups, cool downs and halftime. You can mobilize too, here are the pros and cons of stretching Vs mobilizing. Always seek the advice of your trainer to guarantee you’re choosing correctly.

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Get rugby fit with these beep test variations

Beep testing is usually used to test Vo2 Max in athletes, so it’s not typically a training methodology. But pushing your Vo2 Max is also a great way to get fitter. Get rugby-fit by implementing these beep test variations.

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Training Team

10 things you absolutely MUST take on rugby tour

If you’ve never been on rugby tour before, you’re in for a treat. Rugby tour is just about the most fun you can have in a week or even a weekend. Here’s what you need to take with you on rugby tour to make it successful.

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Six precautions before you start playing rugby

In rugby circles, safety has become a huge concern in recent years. To keep you on the rugby field, here are six precautions before you start playing rugby. Consider taking this advice even before you show up to your first rugby practice.

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Jacob Liberman

Analyzing time of possession in Rugby 7s

How does possession impact gameplay and strategy in rugby 7s? Jacob Liberman examines the importance of possession in rugby sevens. Hint: having the ball might not be as important as you think on the rugby 7s field.

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Tim Howard

NZ Rugby’s guidance on nutritional supplements

What is NZ Rugby’s position on the use of nutritional supplements by young players? We break down their position paper on supplement usage. Complete with the guidance, and a commentary from our product team clarifying the advice.

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Training Team

How beets can benefit rugby players

Beets should be included in every rugby player’s diet. This article explains how beets can benefit rugby players for endurance and circulation. They’re an excellent way to balance the macronutrient content of your pre-game rugby diet.

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Training Team

How to lean-out for rugby season

Rugby players are getting bigger and leaner. How do you lean out for rugby season? Here’s how to get lean by changing your diet, training and sleep. You’ll still be able to go to rugby training. In fact, you might even find performance benefits to this program.

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