INJURY PREVENTION STRATEGIES

It’s hard to stay healthy during the rugby season. Injuries are always right around the corner. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Prop or a Center, you’re always at risk of getting hurt playing rugby. Luckily, this archive is filled with strategies for preventing injury and playing for a long time. 

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Shoulder strapping before playing rugby
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Training Team

Shoulder strapping before playing rugby

After the knees, the shoulder is the most commonly injured joint in rugby. 20% of rugby injuries are to the shoulder, and 35% of those injuries are recurrent. So how do you strap your shoulders before rugby games? Pat Dale explains.

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Patrick Dale

How to train around a lower back injury

How do you continue rugby training despite a lower-back injury? Pat Dale explains how to muscle through with a couple of management techniques that will allow you to keep training. But lower backs are tricky, so consult a trainer first.

ankle strength for rugby season
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Patrick Dale

How to get strong ankles for rugby season

One of the most debilitating body parts to injure is the ankle joint. Twists, sprains, and breaks can stop even the hardest charging rugger in their tracks – luckily we have Pat Dale to explain how you can strengthen your ankles for this rugby season.

rugby player using shoulder
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Tim Howard

Shoulders and rugby – what do I need to know?

What do you (rugby players!) need to know about shoulder training? It’s the most complex joint in the body and so many things can go wrong, it’s critical to understand shoulder stability and strength if you’re going to train effectively to prevent shoulder injuries this rugby season.

best balance training for rugby players
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Patrick Dale

Best balance training for rugby players

What is the best way to become a more agile rugby player? Balance baby, balance. Ever notice how the agilest rugby players can accelerate from any body position? Yup, this article will show you how they do it.

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Training Team

Can you improve flexibility while watching TV?

It’s not always possible to get to the gym. Sometimes you’re babysitting. Here’s a formula for improving your flexibility while watching TV with the kids.

physio damian banks
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Nick McCashin

Injury prevention with physio Damian Banks

We interview specialist Rugby Physiotherapist Damian Banks on injury prevention. What are common injuries in Rugby? How do we train to overcome injury?

concussion prevention
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Nick McCashin

Knocked Out: Concussion & Prevention

Head knocks are common on the rugby field. And becoming more common by extension are concussion. We used to ignore them. We used to say “harden up”. But that’s all changed. Concussions are a major talking point in the rugby community and with good reason.

Matt Morrell rugby career
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Nick McCashin

Lessons from almost-pro rugby player Matt Morrell

Matt has recently retired from Rugby, but today he is a successful entrepreneur with his own security company Safe Simple and Secure, his security app and has many other successful investments and projects in the works. He was also an excellent center and an exceptional winger.

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