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Importance of Team Chemistry on Selection Leave a comment Read more »

Importance of Team Chemistry on Selection

I’ve been watching some of the competitions for Olympic places here in Canada and in the US, which has been extremely transparent and it has led me to consider the selection process in the game of rugby. Transparency is a very levelling factor, especially in…


Soak up the Sun: Benefits of Vitamin D Leave a comment Read more »

Soak up the Sun: Benefits of Vitamin D

With summer all but upon us (although with recent flash flooding and heavy down pours here in the UK, you wouldn’t think it!) I felt it apt to write my blog about the big ‘buzz’ in the nutrition field at the moment, Vitamin D. You…


Living the Life of a Professional Rugby Player 1 Comment Read more »

Living the Life of a Professional Rugby Player

  You probably have an idea of what the life of a pro-rugby player is all about with all the free kit, gym memberships, travel, great nutritional advice and healthcare and even being ‘recognised’. However, this week I’ll tell you about what really goes on…


Mandy Marchak Introduces New Blog Leave a comment Read more »

Mandy Marchak Introduces New Blog

Hello to all you FRN followers and fans of social media! When I was first approached by FindRugbyNow to write a blog I was quite nervous having to follow in the footsteps of Fiona Pocock. Her blogs are fantastic and a big act to follow!…


Rugby Nutrition: The Basics 2 Comments Read more »

Rugby Nutrition: The Basics

I was trying to rack my brains about what to write about first, trying to think what issues were most important to youth athletes. Then it occurred to me that even my Dad doesn’t know that chicken is mainly a source of protein (not carbohydrate…


Harlequins Coaching Success: Inside Look Leave a comment Read more »

Harlequins Coaching Success: Inside Look

  Having spent seventeen years trying to win the Premiership title as a player and more recently as a coach, I though it would be prudent to introduce myself to the Find Rugby Now followers, with some insight into how we achieved that at Harlequins,…


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