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Should Amateur Players Treat Rugby as a Career? Leave a comment Read more »

Should Amateur Players Treat Rugby as a Career?

It has recently occurred to me that I have been playing rugby in some shape or form for over 12 years. Aside from my studies, this is the longest commitment that I have had in my lifetime apart from my family – it is far…


Wales set a bad example for grassroots rugby Read more »

Wales set a bad example for grassroots rugby

I would like to take a moment to discuss how Wales has set the recruitment of young players to rugby back a few years on Friday night. The Wales v England match which kicked off the 6 Nations on Friday evening (6 February 2015) had…


Best Methods for Post-Rugby Match Recovery Leave a comment Read more »

Best Methods for Post-Rugby Match Recovery

With the warm weather just around the corner, the sporting season is set to kick off once again, so where better to get our exercise inspiration than some of the best athletes out there? Here are a few tried and tested match recovery methods for…


Note to Forwards: The Natural Curve of the Spine Leave a comment Read more »

Note to Forwards: The Natural Curve of the Spine

Standing in the middle of a training field recently, working with correcting the mechanics, rather than the technique, of a kicker with the aim of preventing abnormal wear and tear of the lower joints, I struggled not to be distracted by the forwards. I love…


RFU Introducing New Standards for Management of Concussion Leave a comment Read more »

RFU Introducing New Standards for Management of Concussion

The Rugby Football Union (RFU) is putting in place new standards relating to the management of concussion and extending the reach of its concussion education initiatives. The return to play pathway for players who have sustained a concussion is dependent on the player’s age and…


Post Activity Stretching: Are You Doing It Right? Leave a comment Read more »

Post Activity Stretching: Are You Doing It Right?

A player hobbled in to the clinic just after Christmas with discomfort in his calf area. He had been suffering ‘niggles’ for many seasons but, untreated, it had progressed to chronic pain. So much so, that he could no longer support his own weight. A…


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