GET RUGBY READY

Phys­i­cal prepa­ra­tion is an es­sen­tial com­po­nent of sports per­for­mance at ev­ery level. The fit­ter you are the bet­ter you will train and play, and you will also re­duce your risk of in­jury.

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TACKLE TECH­NIQUE

Re­duce your chance of in­jury with cor­rect tech­nique. Re­mem­ber, prac­tice makes per­fect, so talk to your coaches and re­mem­ber your mouth­guard!

WARM UP & COOL DOWN

You can re­duce your chance of in­jury by 30-50 per­cent by fol­low­ing Rug­byS­mart’s warm up pro­gramme. Prepa­ra­tion counts.

CON­CUS­SION

It’s im­por­tant that ev­ery­one in rugby knows the signs and symp­toms of con­cus­sion and rugby’s Grad­u­ated Re­turn to Play pro­to­cols. Make sure you have the knowl­edge to recog­nise, re­move and re­fer.

NU­TRI­TION & HY­DRA­TION

What you eat and drink af­fects how you play and train. Car­bo­hy­drates, protein and plenty of wa­ter are key.

RE­SPECT & RE­SPON­SI­BIL­ITY

Be­ing a good mem­ber of the rugby com­mu­nity is more than just play­ing well. Head to Rug­byS­mart to learn about de­vel­op­ing healthy re­la­tion­ships on and off the field.

FIRST AID IN RUGBY (FAIR)

Com­plete the First Aid In Rugby (FAIR) course and help keep our play­ers safe. Regis­ter for a course in your area now.

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