POSITION-SPECIFIC TRAINING

Because of the diversity in rugby positions, we need to take a position-specific approach to training. For the front rowers, you’re going to want to bulk up and focus of upper body power. While for the centers and wingers, you should be focused on getting stronger while maintaining or losing bodyweight. Dig deeper into our archive of position-specific rugby training articles. 

WHAT WE COVER

  • Strength & power for Props
  • The tough job of Flyhalves
  • Technical Flanker play
  • How positions have evolved
how to train specifically for your rugby position
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Tim Howard

How to train specifically for your position

Not all rugby players fit into the same mold. The physical demands of each position require a different kind of training depending on where you’re going to play. So in this blog we’ve done our best, in a few words, to explain how to train specifically for your rugby position, without overthinking the whole process.

rugby hooker fitness program
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Training Team

A Hooker’s guide to rugby fitness

Outside centers + Hookers have the toughest jobs in rugby. This guide to rugby fitness for Hookers will get you in optimal shape to play hooker this coming rugby season. It’s full of training advice specific to the hooker position so you don’t need to worry about too many sprints!!

evolution of rugby positions
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Darryn Pollock

The evolution of rugby positions

How has each rugby position evolved? Modern-day rugby positions are much different than they were a few years ago. Darren Pollock explains how rugby has evolved over the past few decades to be the amazing game it is today. Learn about where rugby came from in this blog post.

winning rugby flyhalf
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Juan Mouton

The anatomy of a winning rugby flyhalf

What makes for a winning rugby flyhalf? Today we examine the flyhalf position and how to pick a winning team based on the play of their #10. South African journalist, Juan Mouton, details what he looks for when deciding if a flyhalf will be a good domestic player or a standout international.

flanker running lines
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Training Team

Flanker running lines from ruck to ruck

Are you learning to play flanker in rugby? Awesome! You’ll love it. The most important thing to know is how to move around the rugby field from one ruck to another. These are called your ‘running lines’ and they’re critical for flankers to understand.

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