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Mark Mapletoft: Welcome to Winter Rugby Leave a comment Read more »

Mark Mapletoft: Welcome to Winter Rugby

The clocks have gone back. Score-lines of 42-25 have become 16-6 as the warm balmy nights have been replaced by wet, cold, miserable afternoons. Winter is nearly upon us. Welcome to the start of the proper rugby season! What are the implications for the rugby…


Beetroot: Why Rugby Players Should Eat It Leave a comment Read more »

Beetroot: Why Rugby Players Should Eat It

At the time of writing this blog, I have just turned 30. To celebrate this apparently momentous occasion (my view is that it’s all downhill from here!) a close friend of mine who is a chef baked me a birthday cake. The flavour: chocolate and…


Top Tips for Training In-Season Leave a comment Read more »

Top Tips for Training In-Season

This past weekend the FRN 7s Rugby Team was taken through their paces by the professional trainers at Foundry:east, a new gym in East London where you can train like a professional for a fraction of the price. The session was broken up into two…


Eating out...in a healthy way Leave a comment Read more »

Eating out…in a healthy way

I am a realistic nutritionist and understand that from time to time people like to have a meal with their family or friends – after all, it is one of my favourite things to do! However, I believe that if you are trying to strip…


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AC Joint Shoulder Injuries

What is the AC Joint? The Acromioclavicular (“AC”) Joint is where the furthest end of the collar bone (clavicle) meets the upper, far end of the shoulder blade at the bony process (acromion). You can find a picture on the right. As you can see,…


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A Look at the Television Match Official

This month I will be looking the role of the Television Match Official (TMO) in the game of rugby. A referee can easily change the result of a match with his/her decision-making and the TMO assists the referees with making the right calls throughout the…


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