Rugby specific training
The following Sports Coach pages provide information specific to the sport of Rugby:
Rugby - a dangerous sport?
Rugby has, for many years, been perceived as a dangerous sport. In South Africa, they are driven to getting their coaches, officials and players to adapt to make the game safer and more enjoyable for all. The IRB, SARU (S.A. Rugby Union) New Zealand & Australia rugby unions are all seriously driven for safety in Rugby.
Developing a training programme
You will find the following pages useful in developing your Rugby fitness training program.
Planning the training
General strength development
Developing elastic strength
Some of these pages contain performance evaluation tests, but they also make good training sessions.
Endurance training - cardiovascular development
The following Sports Coach pages provide additional information on this topic:
The following books provide more information related to this topic: