Rugby is a hard physical sport, and for players to be successful they will need to have a high level of fitness. In this article I will look at some different methods players can use to prepare themselves for a season of rugby. I will focus on fitness work during three different phases of the year: Off Season, Pre Season, and During the Season.
This is the period starting from the end of the previous season. It is important for any ... Read More
Another great video from RugbyIQ: Fitness and Ball Skills Drill
Aim: To develop rugby specific fitness and ball skills.
Place 1 tackle bag on each corner of the channel and a contact shield 10m down the channel in the middle. Place a ball at the top of the channel in the middle. 4 players working in pairs start at the top of channel. The rest of the players are split into 2 groups on either side of the channel 10m down. Drill starts with ... Read More
Objective: To assess fitness levels of players
Gear: Audio file (free download) Or Tape Or Cd + Cones
Players: Whole team
The Bleep Test or Multi Stage Fitness Test is a test that is a commonly used to assess aerobic fitness. It is also known as the 20 meter shuttle run test, beep test or bleep test. The test involves running continuously between two points that are 20 m apart. These runs are synchronized with a pre-recorded audio tape or CD, which plays ... Read More