Fit­ness for cen­tres

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IN­SIDE- CEN­TRES must add the rough to the smooth – they have to be a phys­i­cal pres­ence but show strong distri­bu­tion skills. It is now ex­pected that pace, power and de­fen­sive re­silience are all part of any top 12’s ar­se­nal.

For that rea­son, in­side- cen­tres should work on their abil­ity to step hard into con­tact as well as a fend; they should be able to push the ball out of reach of de­fend­ers and offl oad to a sup­port run­ner. To the left are some ex­er­cises that can help a 12 power their top half through a tackle and work the arms free – col­lated by our pals at Per­for­mance Pro Gym in London.

We also have a fi tness chal­lenge that will tire the mus­cles and get you breath­ing hard – made worse by a team-mate get­ting a free ride!

Hard line Rob­bie Hen­shaw runs for Le­in­ster

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