This collection of blogs focuses on specific skills that rugby players can train and acquire. Looking for ways to become a more accurate kicker? Want to improve your cleanout technique? Try the skills posts on this page and up your skills!

Brandon Lee

Developing Skills in the Sport for Everyone

Every day we read articles about the best weights exercises for rugby – advice on how to get bigger arms and develop your guns is endless. Some trainers in the fitness industry with little knowledge of rugby regurgitate a hypertrophy training program thinking that rugby players simply require size and nothing else.

Brandon Lee

Returning to Rugby at 37 Years Old

There was a familiar feel, sound and smell when walking into the rugby changing room after being absent for nearly two years. I made a couple of cameo appearances off the bench two years ago, so it is more like four years away from the game. I had never been in this particular changing room but immediately felt comfortable…

Brandon Lee

Building Muscle Diet Plan – Backed By A Superhero

Whether playing rugby, bulking up or fighting Gorr the God Butcher, a protein shake is a great way to start the day. That’s right, as we explored in our article ‘What Is The Ultimate Rugby Protein Shake’, you can help drive your fitness, strength and bulk with a glass of something from the mixer, but in the case of Chris Hemsworth, it’s not rugby he bulks up for. He is the star of the movie Thor: Love and Thunder, and his nutritionist says he swears by protein shakes as an alternative to the constant stream of food.

Brandon Lee

French Contrast Training

Training for rugby can be very time-consuming. As well as developing a decent level of aerobic and anaerobic fitness, you need to be quick, agile, strong, and powerful, too. You’ll also need to find time to work on your mobility and flexibility and continue improving your rugby skills.

Training Team

Can I train to get better at sidestepping?

Want to become a more agile ball-carrier that can side-side their way to the tryline? Here are some useful exercises and training methods that will help develop your sidestepping muscles.

2nd fight on the ground at the rugby breakdown
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2nd fight on the ground at the breakdown

As a ball carrier, it’s critical that you maintain possession through the tackle and breakdown situation. A 2nd fight on the ground is the best way to do this.

rugby goal kicking tips
Nick McCashin

Effortless rugby goal kicking

This guest post by former Bay of Plenty flyhalf Nick McCashin lays out useful rugby goal kicking drills. Want to be a rugby goal kicker? Follow Nick’s instructions on technique and training and then GET TO WORK kicking goals!

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